Directed by Tewfik Saleh
Based on Ghassan Kanafani’s short story “Men in the Sun,” Tewfik Saleh’s The Dupes follows three Palestinian exiles as they look for a smuggler to take them to Kuwait, where the promise of work and prosperity lead to a deadly race against time. Set in Iraq but shot in Syria, Saleh’s classic film captures beautiful scenery and engaging performances from its lead characters. 1973, in Arabic with English subtitles, 107 minutes.
Reshaping Our World: Cinema Without Borders is copresented with Mizna, a Twin Cities nonprofit arts organization that promotes contemporary expressions of Arab American culture.