Review: Palestinian story through the eyes of Farha

Karam Taher in “Farha.”Credit...TaleBox/Netflix

Farha, just released on Netflix, tells the story through eye of a teenage girl of a tragedy that took place during the 1948 war where Palestinians, who remember the event as the Nakba, or catastrophe, were expelled from their homeland.

Isreal has been trying the cancel the film on Netfix saying it depicts an unrealistic image of what happened. Writer director Darin Sallam’s says that the movie is fictional account based on the true story of a friend of her mother, who, living years later as a refugee in Syria, recalled her experience as a young girl during the Nakba.

Karam Taher does a compelling job as Farha who was robbed of the memories of a happy community that was usurped of violence. The audience experiences the shock and trauma of what happened during that war. Sallam describes the film as a means of helping process a painful memory of that time.

The film has won many awards and has done well in the film festival circuit is also the Jordanian entry for the 2023 Academy Awards.

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