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Based on similar lives in the country of Lebanon, writer/director Nadine Labaki tells the heart-wrenching story of 12-year-old Zain (Zain Al Rafeea) as he survives his life in the slums, leading him to an attempt to sue his parents for an unfit upbringing.  Zain is faced with constant abuse – both physically and psychologically – and he’s used in questionable activity to help his family stay afloat.  When times become too dire, Zain runs away…