films – Cinema Akil

Ibrahim, A Fate To Define
Lina Alabed
| PG | 75 min | Documentary Features | Arabic

Ibrahim Alabed, my father, was a secret member of the Revolutionary Council, a Palestinian militant organisation that was notorious for its intelligence affairs. When I was five years old, my father left for a few days in his regular way. He never returned. I grew up in a house where silence was the usual atmosphere. My mother Najat, an Egyptian, had to continue her life normally, raising Ibrahim’s five children in Damascus, always cursing her misfortune. This film uncovers the story behind the disappearance of Ibrahim Alabed, and I hope that by understanding the choices my father made, I will be able to live with the impact they have on the way I make mine today.