Little Palestine, Diary of a Siege
Yarmouk in Damascus sheltered the largest Palestinian refugee camp in the world from 1957 to 2018. When the Syrian revolution broke out, Bashar Al-Assad’s regime saw Yarmouk as a refuge of rebels and resistance, besieging the camp from 2013 onwards. Gradually deprived of food, medicine and electricity, Yarmouk was cut off from the world. Filmmaker Abdallah Al-Khatib was born in Yarmouk, living there until his expulsion by Daesh, documenting the besieged inhabitants’ daily lives, who chose to face bombing, displacement and hunger with rallying, study, music, love and joy.