Catalogue Impact Days
De Mohammed Almughanni

Son of the Streets

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Image du film Son of the Streets - FIFDH 2024

Le film suit Khodor, un enfant palestinien, de ses quatorze à ses dix-huit ans, alors que celui-ci grandit sans papiers dans le camp de réfugié·es de Shatila, à Beyrouth. Dans sa lutte pour la citoyenneté, son droit à l’éducation et aux soins de santé, des secrets de famille déchirants sont révélés. Les parents de Khodor étant tous deux décédés, il grandit avec sa belle-mère. Le jeune homme de 14 ans est à l’aise et détendu devant ses ami·es du même âge, en revanche sa nouvelle famille ressent souvent l’agressivité refoulée du préadolescent. Sa belle-mère et ses demi-sœurs tentent désespérément de lui procurer un document prouvant son existence et lui donnant le droit à l’éducation, aux soins de santé et à la liberté de mouvement en dehors du camp. Son of the Streets montre comment le désespoir, associé à l’énergie de l’adolescence, peut se transformer en agressivité et en découragement. Le rêve d’une vie autodéterminée est encore loin.

Section : Impact Days
Pays : Liban
Langue originale : arabe
Réalisation
Mohammed Almughanni (Palestine)
Production
Glib Lukianets (Ukraine)
Gaza Films
Durée
90'’
Statut de production
Post-production
Finalisé en
Décembre 2024
Impact Statement
Our film exposes the widespread issue of statelessness through the story of Khodor, showcasing its local and global impact. By leveraging the film as a tool for awareness, we aim to inspire action both locally and internationally, urging individuals to advocate for change and support initiatives addressing the rights of stateless individuals.

We wish to raise awareness about statelessness in Lebanon amongst the refugee and local population, and find a means to put a stop to it.
Impact Goals
  1. Launch a digital campaign to address statelessness and promote solutions for change.
  2. Provide information and support for stateless individuals, especially children and their families.
  3. Raise awareness through on-the-ground efforts in refugee camps in Lebanon to promote the importance of birth registration, particularly among vulnerable people, refugees or others.
  4. Push for legislation in Lebanon and globally to facilitate citizenship rights to stateless individuals.
  5. Create international solidarity with the issue of statelessness to address the global change needed.
Impact Strategy
  • Create measurable social media interactions that prove an increase in awareness within Lebanon and globally about statelessness and its social and economic effects.
  • Contact and map lawyers in Lebanon and internationally working on statelessness and create partnerships to support stateless individuals.
  • Create documents with legal information to distribute amongst refugee communities and local areas in Lebanon.
  • -Screen the film in safe spaces across Lebanon with refugee and local communities.
  • Challenge the hurdles of a law change in Lebanon and find ways and solutions to allow it to reach a stage of policy change.
  • Contact international human rights organisations to pressure the Lebanese government to adopt International law regarding statelessness.
Contact
Contact principal
Janay Boulos (Liban): janay@habakfilms.com

Funders and agencies
AFAC – Arab Fund for Arts and Culture
Aflamuna – Beirut DC
Doha Film Institute
IMS – International Media Support
Łódź Film Commission
Palestinian Cultural Fund
Polish Film Institute

Broadcasters
Al Jazeera Documentaries
BBC Storyville

Funders and agencies
AFAC – Arab Fund for Arts and Culture
Aflamuna – Beirut DC
Doha Film Institute
IMS – International Media Support
Łódź Film Commission
Palestinian Cultural Fund
Polish Film Institute

Broadcasters
Al Jazeera Documentaries
BBC Storyville