Ibrahim: a Fate to Define

About The Film

In this provocative and personal documentary, director Lina Alabed searches for traces of her missing father. On the face of it, Ibrahim Alabed was an ordinary Palestinian family man with an ordinary job, living in Damascus. However, Ibrahim was also Rashid, a secret agent for the “Revolutionary Council” (popularly known as the “Abu Nidal Group”). In 1987, he mysteriously disappeared, tragically leaving behind a wife and five children.
Lina Alabed
Unclassified 15+
75 mins

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Sun 27 October
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Lina Alabed

Lina Al Abed

Lina Al Abed is a Palestinian filmmaker who graduated from the Faculty of Journalism at Damascus University. Her thesis project was a short documentary about Syrian author Mohamed Al-Maghout that was broadcast on Al Jazeera in 2007. She went on to direct short documentaries, namely NOOR ALHUDA, which received the DOXBOX Jury Prize for Best Syrian Documentary Film in 2010, and A DREAM OF POWERFUL MONSTERS (2013). Her first feature documentary, DAMASCUS, MY FIRST KISS (2012) premiered at Doc Leipzig and was broadcast on ARTE. IBRAHIM, A FATE TO DEFINE took the OIF Prize at the Beirut Cinema Platform.

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