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Roehampton alumnus involved in Palestinian documentary

Shane O'Sullivan, who received his PhD in Film from the University of Roehampton in 2013, has released in the UK an award-winning Palestinian documentary through his distribution company, E2 Films.

Posted: 14 April 2014

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Poster for A World Not Ours, distributed in the UK by former Roehampton student Shane O'Sullivan.

A World Not Ours was a festival favourite with critics and audiences in 2013, winning Best International Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The film offers an intimate, humorous portrait of three generations in exile in the refugee camp of Ein el-Helweh in southern Lebanon. Based on a wealth of personal recordings, family archives, and historical footage, A World Not Ours is a sensitive and illuminating study of belonging, friendship and family.

A World Not Ours was filmed over more than 20 years by multiple generations of director Mahdi Fleifel's family.

Variety has described the film as "a doc that flips storytelling and Mideast-Arab cliches on their heads, while weaving an irresistible mood of amused melancholy."

The film was released through O'Sullivan's E2 company at the ICA in London on 21 February 2014.

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