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Download the discussion guide for the documentary A World Not Ours and use it for facilitating conversation about this film at home, in the classroom or at community screenings.

A World Not Ours: Discussion Guide

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This guide is an invitation to dialogue. It is based on a belief in the power of human connection, designed for people who want to use A World Not Ours to engage family, friends, classmates, colleagues and communities. In contrast to initiatives that foster debates in which participants try to convince others that they are right, this document envisions conversations undertaken in a spirit of openness in which people try to understand one another and expand their thinking by sharing viewpoints and listening actively. The discussion prompts are intentionally crafted to help a wide range of audiences think more deeply about the issues in the film. Rather than attempting to address them all, choose one or two that best meet your needs and interests. And be sure to leave time to consider taking action. Planning next steps can help people leave the room feeling energized and optimistic, even in instances when conversations have been difficult.
For more detailed event planning and facilitation tips, visit www.pbs.org/pov/engage.

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Film Information

A World Not Ours (90 min.)

Premiere Date: August 18, 2014

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Mahdi Fleifel Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Season Announcement | Press Release | Fact Sheet | Critical Acclaim

Filmmaker

Mahdi Fleifel
Mahdi Fleifel
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Critical Acclaim

Passionate, ironic, bittersweet, a docu that flips storytelling and Mideast-Arab cliches on their heads, while weaving an irresistible mood of amused melancholy.

— John Anderson, Variety

An engagingly accessible chronicle of a friendship, a family and a place.

— Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter

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