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The Stranger (Al Gharib) (12A*) + ScreenTalk

Syrian Arts and Culture Festival 2023

Still from The Stranger

When all roads are bleak, sometimes we must carve a new path. A doctor in Golan Heights makes a life-changing choice in Ameer Fakher Eldin's raw drama. 

In a village in the Golan Heights, Adnan, an unlicensed doctor, is experiencing an existential crisis. Weighed down by life between Israeli occupation on one side and a looming civil war on the other, he is desensitised but desperate not to follow in his father's footsteps.

His life takes a turn when he encounters a wounded man near the checkpoint. Going against community expectations in times of war and crisis, he ventures to meet his newly found destiny. Known to be the first fiction film shot in Syria's Golan, heavy silence and a misty landscape push the narrative to its emotional heights. 

The film will be followed by a ScreenTalk with the director Ameer Fakher Eldin.

Syria/German/Palestine Qatar 2018 dir. Ameer Fakher Eldeen 112 min

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