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We Are Inside (Nahnou Fil Dakhel)

Qumra Projects

/ Feature Documentary / Lebanon, Qatar / 2019
In Arabic
Rated: This film has not been rated.

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Being away for a decade, Farah returns to her father’s place in her hometown Tripoli, Lebanon. After the loss of his wife, Mustapha spends his days watching television and writing poetry. One day, he invites her to his hidden universe: a poetry club of retired men who write in
a sophisticated Classical Arabic, alien to Farah. While the poets are in their refuge, their city grows more conservative. Whenever Farah tries to revolt against the social norms adopted by their community, Mustapha becomes frustrated. And because of the apathy of her father’s aging generation, Farah worries she is to inherit a city less secular than the one her father once knew; a city turning into a bubble. In order to understand their political submissiveness, Farah needs to understand the old men’s poetry. She decides to challenge herself and join the club, to become the first female member.