Frontiers of Dreams and Fears

Two girls living in refugee camps in Beirut and Bethlehem share the feelings and hopes of a new generation of young Palestinians.

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Premiere Date
February 1, 2002
Length
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Series and Special Projects
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    2001 International Beirut Film Festival-Special Jury Award
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    2001 Ismailia International Film Festival-First Prize
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    2001 Egyptian Film Critics Association-Best Documentary
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    2001 Egyptian Documentary Filmmakers Association-Best Documentary
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    2001 Tokyo Global Environmental Film Festival-Award of Excellence
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    2001 Tokyo Global Environmental Film Festival-Global Visions Award
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    2002 Torino International Women's Film Festival-First Prize
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    2002 International Environmental Film Festival-Golden Sun Award for Best Documentary
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    2002 Biennale des Cinémas Arabes-Best Documentary
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    2002 Global Environmental Film Festival, Tokyo-Award of Excellence
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    2003 La Colombaia di Luchino Visconti, Ischia, Italy-The Visconti Award for the Defense of Human Rights
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    2003 North/South Film Festival-Special Award of the Youth of Geneva
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    The Film

    Mona and Manar are two Palestinian girls growing up in refugee camps in Beirut and Bethlehem. Despite the overwhelming barriers that separate them, the girls form a close friendship through letters and a dramatic meeting at the Lebanese border. Shot during the liberation of southern Lebanon from Israeli occupation and at the beginning of the Palestinian intifada, frontiers of dreams and fears articulates the feelings, hopes, and growing activism of a generation of young Palestinians living in exile.

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