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"Thirst (Atash)" - SFAI Hosts Global Lens Film Festival
Monday, September 11, 2006
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
800 Chestnut Street
In an isolated valley far from the conflict, a Palestinian family ekes out a precarious existence among abandoned buildings near Um El-Fahem. A tyrannical father (Hussein Yassin Mahajne) rules over his wife and three children while obsessing over building an illegal water pipeline that could be confiscated if found by a patrol. Marked by impressive and expressive widescreen imagery, this is a masterfully shot allegory of repression and control in a harsh landscape that examines the dynamic of power within a family stretched to the breaking point. An archetypal tale with extraordinary performances from non-professonals.
Added to the calendar on Thu, Sep 7, 2006 3:54PM