Discussion with The Long Season producer Pieter van Huijstee
The Museum of Modern Art, Theater 1
*The Long Season*. 2017. The Netherlands/Lebanon. Directed by Leonard Retel Helmrich. Courtesy of Public Film

The Long Season. 2017. The Netherlands. Directed by Leonard Retel Helmrich. In Arabic; English subtitles. 90 min.

US premiere

Award-winning vérité director Helmrich documents the lives of displaced Syrians living in a camp on the Lebanon border. As the inhabitants continuously wait for goods and news from Raqqa, they also try to make the best of a broken situation.

Five Years after the War. 2017. France. Directed by Samuel Albaric, Martin Wiklund, Ulysse Lefort. In French; English subtitles. 17 min.

US premiere

Filmmaker Samuel Albaric tells the story of his cousin Tim—a man born to a Jewish mother and an Arab father, the latter of whom he knew little about.