Original Title: Xenos
UK / 2014 / 13 min
Director: Mahdi Fleifel
Producer:  Patrick Campbell
Production Company: Nabka Film Works
Cinematography: Mahdi Fleifel
Scriptwriter: Mahdi Fleifel
Editor: Michael Aaglund
Music Composer: Gunnar Oskarsson
Language: Arabic
Main Cast: Abu Eyad, Nizar, El-Yes, Mukhtar, Abu El-Hob, El-Khal, Abed M
Premier: Kurdistan Premier



Synopsis
In 2010, Abu Eyad and other young Palestinian men from the Ain el-Helweh refugee camp in Lebanon travelled with smugglers through Syria and Turkey into Greece. Like so many other migrants, they came looking for a way into Europe but found Xenos, tells Abu Eyad’s day-to-day struggle for survival and enduring sense of exile in a land of hope that has become a nightmare.

Li sala 2010ê, Ebo Eyad û hindek ciwanên dî yên Filistînî ji ordîgeha Eyn El-Hilweyê ya penaberan li Libnanê di gel qaçaxçiyan di Suryayê û Tirkiyê ra diçin Yewnanê. Wekî gelek mişextên dî, ew li rêyekê bigerim ko biçin Ewropayê lê Xenosê dibînin, xweragiriya Ebo Eyadî ya rojane jibo man û bêhinfirehiyê li ser hestê xerîbiyê li devereka hîviyê ko dibit kabûsek vedigêrit.


Director’s Biography
Mahdi Fleifel is a Palestinian filmmaker and visual artist based in London. He was born in UAE, raised in the Ain El-Helweh refugee camp in Lebanon and later in the suburbs of Elsinore, Denmark. Fleifel graduated from the British National Film and Television School.

Mehdiyê Fileyfel filimsazek û hunermendekê dîtarî yê Filistînî ye û li Londonê binecihe. Ew li Îmaratên Erebî hatiye ser dinyayê, li ordîgeha Eyn El-Hilweyê ya penaberan li Libnanê û paştir li devera Elsinoreya Danîmarkayê rabûye.  Fileyfel ji Dibistana Neteweyî ya Birîtanyayê ya Film û Tilevizyonan derbaz bûye.


Filmography
2013 Men In The Sun (feature film in development) – writer/director
2013 Xenos (12 min. documentary) - writer/director/photographer
2012 Visit Palestine (video installation for Koh-i-noor Gallery in Copenhagen)
2012 A World Not Ours (93 min. feature doc) – writer/director/photographer
2009 Four Weeks (17 min. fiction) – writer/director