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The Tower

Based on true stories retold by Palestinian refugees, this animation focuses on 11-year-old Wardi’s life in a Lebanese camp.

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The Tower

Tårnet Drama

Based on true stories retold by Palestinian refugees, this animation focuses on 11-year-old Wardi’s life in a Lebanese camp. One day, her beloved great-grandfather entrusts her with his most prized possession – the key to their ancestral house in Galilea.

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  • Mats Grorud
  • Romina Adl Kasravi
    Michalis Koutsogiannakis
    Aïssa Maïga
    Mohammad Bakri
    Mouna Hawa
  • France
    Sweden
    Norway
  • Arabic
    English
    French
  • 76 Mins
  • 2018

Accolades

Lumiere Awards, France, 2020

Best Animated Film Nominee

Busan International Film Festival, 2018

Critics

Cineuropa

"...tenderly and intelligently recounts the story of a family living at a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon."

Trivia

The film is based on interviews with Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

"The Tower" is the first feature from director Mats Grorud, a Norwegian animator who previously spent a year volunteering in Bourj el Barajneh. Grorud incorporated photos of people he met in the camp as well, and worked on the film for eight years (six on development, two on production).

The film is set in Bourj el Barajneh, one of the many Palestinian refugee camps formed in Lebanon.