August 6 at 7pm

1 hour 18 minutes

Not Rated

Maine Film Center

Maine Film Center, 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine

We are excited to have co-director Sarah Ema Friedland introduce Lyd and participate in a Q+A following the screening!

Lyd, by Rami Younis and Sarah Ema Friedland, is a speculative documentary that follows the rise and fall of Lyd–a 5,000-year-old metropolis that was once a bustling Palestinian town until it was conquered when the State of Israel was established in 1948 and was renamed Lod. Lyd dares to ask the question: what would the city be like had the Israeli occupation of Lyd never happened? Made by a Palestinian from Lyd and a Jewish American, Lyd provides much-needed context for this moment, as it goes deep into the history of the Nakba from the perspective of Palestinians who survived. The film imagines an alternate reality where Palestine was never occupied and Palestinians of all religions (Muslims, Christians, and Jews) live in a free Palestine. Narrated by Palestinian actress Maisa Abd Elhadi, who personifies the city, the viewer is guided through the lifespan of a 5,000-year-old city and its residents.

Presented with the generous support of Deirdre and Jennifer Finney Boylan.

In Arabic with English subtitles.

This film is eligible for the Youth Arts Access Fund. Call the Box Office at 207.873.7000 to obtain YAAF tickets. Pay it forward! Donate to YAAF here.



Tuesday, August 6
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