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Western Arabs


Based on the director’s own experiences over a period of 12 years, this is an intimate portrait of a Danish-Arabic family; a Palestinian father, a Danish mother, and three sons coming to grips with their cultural encounters. The family goes through the sad, the vile, the emotional and the comical in situations that are manifested upon the arrival of the first immigrants to Denmark in the 1960s and 70s. This is a universal story of a family that has arisen from a simultaneously beautiful and tragic cultural encounter - as in countless families in Europe and the Western World.

Director: Omar Shargawi
Producers: Eva Jakobsen, Katrin Pors, Mikkel Jersin 
Languages: Danish, English, and Arabic, with English subtitles
Country: Denmark
Duration: 77 min

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