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Alam (aka Flag)
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[Plays April 14 at 1:45 p.m., April 19 at 4:20 p.m., and April 27 at 1:40 p.m. as part of the MSPIFF42 Film Festival that runs April 13-27; for more information, log on to https://mspfilm.org for full schedule.] Firas Khoury's award-winning, gritty, dark, disturbing, coming-of-age, thought-provoking, 109-minute film in which a rebellious, middle-class, 17-year-old, Palestinian Arab high school student (Mahmood Bakri), who lives with his worried, authoritarian father (Amer Hlehel) in Galilee, hangs out with a feisty, teenage activist (Sereen Khass) and together with a couple of friends (Muhammad Abed Elrahman. Mohammad Karaki, Ahmad Zaghmouri, et al.) get involved in political shenanigans when they decide to swap out the Israeli flag for a Palestinian one at the school run by the headmaster (Moez Toumi) and his assistant (Haithem Kokhon) on the eve of Israeli Independence Day.

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