Artists' Television Access

Stolen Rights

Friday, July 6, 2007, 8:00 pm, $6-

stolen rights

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled their homelands and livelihoods in historical Palestine during the 1948 Israeli occupation  to become dispersed in the neighboring Arab countries.

Arab host countries vary in rights and restrictions accorded to Palestinians. Since their arrival in Lebanon nearly 60 years ago, the experience of Palestinian refugees was one of marginalization, suffering, repression and at times armed violence. They were considered a hazard to Lebanon and were labeled second-class citizens.  Without the right to work in over 70 professions, banned from civic/political role, deprived from public healthcare access, social security and insurance benefits, prohibited from restoring the miserable living conditions inside the camps, owning or inheriting property, Palestinians continue to be treated as substandard citizens.

Through interviews with Journalists, Activists, Scholars, Politicians and Palestinian Refugees living in and outside the camps, this documentary shows the plight of 400,000 stateless Palestinians in Lebanon who struggle to obtain human rights and draws comparisons with the living conditions of those who fled to settle in Syria.

This film illustrates the forged pretexts behind Lebanon’s denial of Palestinians basic rights while depicting the daily lives of Palestinian refugees and their unbroken determination and desire to implement the UN resolution 194 passed in 1948, which calls for the return of Palestinian refugees to their homeland with compensations. LNomads Productions, 2007. 

LNomads Productions was founded by Lamia Alami and Nadine Mourad in April of 2007.  The company’s goal is to produce creative documentaries that encompass social justice, cultural diversity and traveling. LNomads deals with issues that have gone underreported or misreported in the mainstream media.

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