Director Philippe Aractingi sees himself having to leave his motherland to settle elsewhere for the third time in his life. While he and his family are evacuated to France onboard a military ship, he realizes that his ancestors have also been fleeing from wars or massacres for five generations now. All of them have been exiled at least once during the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the French mandate, the creation of Israel, Pan-Arabism, the Lebanese civil war or beyond. His exploration leads him to the universal questions: Can one find peace in exile? Should we unshackle ourselves from our heritage to be free?
Genre: Almost Fiction, Philippe Aractingi, LB 2014, 96 Min.,
OV/e, Fantascope Production