The Tower

| 80
| German

Beirut, Lebanon - today: Wardi, an eleven-year-old Palestinian girl, calls a refugee camp her home. A film about the passage of time - looking to the past to find the future. Wardi's beloved great-grandfather Sidi was one of the first people to settle in this camp after being send to exile during the Palestinian war in 1948. The day Sidi gives her the key to his old house back in Galilea, she fears he may have lost hope of someday going home. As the 4th generation living there, she sets off in the camp in search of Sidi's lost hope, collecting her family’s testimonies, from one generation to the next. The Norwegian director Mats Grorud got inspired for this film by the reality in the refugee camp Burj el Barajneh in southern Beirut.