Jerusalem, 1948. On her way to work, Hind Husseini comes across 55 orphaned children in the street. She takes them home to give them food and shelter. Within six months, 55 have grown to almost 2000, and the Dar Al-Tifel-Institute is born. At the age of 7, 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 17, she is assigned to teach at a refugee camp where she is awakened to the reality of her peoples struggle. On the occasion of the German premiere of Miral Julian Schnabel will receive the Douglas Sirk Award.
Julian Schnabel (*1951)is painter, sculptor and director. Born inNew York City he studied in Texas andcounted in the 80s as leading representativeof the Neoexpressionism.
United Kingdom, France, Israel
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