Published DateLACONIA — The Laconia Human Relations Committee in cooperation with the Laconia Public Library
presents Miral on Monday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m at the Laconia Public Library
This is another in the International Film Series.
Miral is a semi-autobiographical story about Hind Husseini, who works to establish an orphanage after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and the creation of the state of Israel.
She comes across 55 orphaned children in the street soon after particularly devastating fighting early in the violence between Palestine and Israel. She takes the children home to give them food and shelter. Within six months, 55 children have grown to almost 2,000, and the Dar Al-Tifel Institute was born.
In 1978, at the age of 5, Miral was sent to the Institute by her father following her mother's death. Brought up safely inside the Institute's walls, she is naïve to the troubles that surround her. Then, at the age of 15, she is assigned to teach at a refugee camp.
She finds herself torn between the reality of Palestinian refugees and Mama Hind's belief that education is the road to peace.
The Laconia International Film Series is open free to everyone. Informal discussion follows the film. Light snacks are provided. Feel free to bring a cushion for comfort in viewing the movie.