Fadia’s Tree: Agonising over the Palestinian right to return

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Fadia’s UK visa will expire on 30 May, two days before the premiere of her feature film at the British Film Institute in London. But her mind is elsewhere. She sees a pizza oven in a restaurant and wonders how it would fit the school she built in the Bourj el-Barajneh refugee camp in Lebanon. “Because we cannot go out, I want to bring the world in.” This is Fadia, explains friend and filmmaker Sarah Beddington. “She can’t just have a pizza. She sees the pizza oven and says: ‘Yes! We could have it in this corner in the kindergarten. It’s so beautiful. We can make pizza for everyone.’ “I say, ‘y…

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