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S. Patrick Smith in The Children of Ibdaa

The Children of Ibdaa

2002 NR

This stirring documentary about a Palestinian children's dance group mixes performance footage with interviews to illustrate their life in a refugee camp in Israel's West Bank. The somber dance numbers reflect the challenges faced by the Palestinians in their efforts to return to their homeland, and the story concludes with the children visiting the site of the ruined villages from which their grandparents were evicted decades ago.