Aida Returns · 19.02.2024 · 7PM @SAVVY Contemporary · Berlin

Free Entrance, donations welcome

Aida Returns

Carol Mansour, Palestine, 2023, 77′

Arabic, English, French with English subtitles

In the framework of our 11-days-long programme LET’S SIT DOWN TOGETHER AND TALK ABOUT A LITTLE CULTURE,  we cordially invite you to the European premiere of Carol Mansour’s documentary Aida Returns.

Aida Returns is a poignant, sometimes sad, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, often absurd story of a multiple journey: the journey of loss as the director’s mother Aida struggled with losing herself to Alzheimer’s disease, but finding solace in her repeated “returning” to the Yafa and Palestine of her youth; the journey of the loss of a parent; and the ultimate return journey back to Yafa where Aida would finally find rest and be herself once more.

Carol Mansour is an independent documentary film maker. She founded Forward Film Production in 2000 in Beirut, Lebanon. With over 25 years in documentary production, Mansour achieved international recognition and honor for her films, with over fifty film festival screenings and official selections worldwide. Her films have been screened at several festivals in Europe and North America, winning numerous prestigious awards. Carol is Lebanese/ Canadian of Palestinian origin. She studied in Montreal, Canada, and is currently living and working from Beirut, Lebanon.

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