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Inch’Allah

This screening took place on
Friday, February 8, 2013 at 8:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Produced by the same team behind the Academy Award–nominated Incendies and Monsieur Lazhar, Inch’Allah (Arabic for “God willing”) is an intense, politically charged drama that explores the impact and ramifications of Israel’s separation barrier on the divided populations of the West Bank. Pointedly, the film does so through the perspective of an outsider: a Quebecois doctor who works in a women’s health clinic on the Palestinian side of the barrier but resides in an apartment on the Israeli side. Though Chloé has adjusted to the daily grind of passing through the heavily guarded checkpoints to get to and from work, she is also constantly aware of the simmering violence that surrounds her.

As she becomes friends with Rand, one of her patients, Chloe learns more about life in the occupied territories and gets to spend some time with Rand’s family. Torn between the two sides of the conflict, Chloe tries as best she can to build bridges between her friends but suffers from remaining a perpetual foreigner to both sides.

In French, Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles.

This film contains mature or disturbing content that may not be appropriate for children under 16.

  • Directed by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette
  • 2012, Québec
  • 102 minutes

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