WIFVNE co-presents the in-person screening of FARHA
at the Boston Palestine Film Festival
View the trailer.
FARHA. Drama. 92 Minutes.
Directed by Darin J Sallam.
Arabic, Hebrew, and English with subtitles
Farha is a 14 year old girl living in a small village in 1948 Palestine. Girls her age are traditionally married off or spoken for, yet Farha yearns to continue her education despite traditions and the restrictions on schooling in her village. Inseparable from her best friend Farida, who lives in the city and spends weekends in the village, Farha dreams of joining her at a school in the city. Life in the village is threatened and aggressively changed by the looming danger. Just when Farha’s father is finally convinced and Farha’s dream is at last coming true, the danger comes closer to their village.
As violence escalates, Farha is brutally separated from Farida. Fearing for his daughter’s safety and life, Farha’s father locks her in a concealed storage space by the house, promising to return. But he never does. Over the course of the next few days, Farha undergoes a life-changing experience while buried in the tight dark space, her only connection to the outside world being a small hole in the wall and a few cracks in the wooden door. Farha witnesses events both outside and inside the room, setting off her journey of transformation and forcing her to leave her childhood behind.
The Boston Palestine Film Festival (BPFF) brings Palestine-related cinema, narratives, and culture to New England audiences.
The festival features compelling and thought-provoking films, including documentaries, features, rare early works, video art pieces, and new films by emerging artists and youth. These works from directors around the world offer refreshingly honest, self-described, and independent views of Palestine and its history, culture, and geographically dispersed society.
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, BPFF will be back at the Museum of Fine Arts this year! 2022 program includes:
- 7 Live Screenings
- 6 Virtual Screenings
- 21 Shorts, Documentaries and Feature films
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The Boston Palestine Film Festival is a program of the Middle East Charitable and Cultural Society Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization.
Learn more at http://www.bostonpalestinefilmfest.org/