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Salt of this Sea, Palestine

Salt of this Sea, Palestine, 2008, 109 MIN, Feature
Starring: Suheir Hammad, Saleh Bakri, Riyad Ideis
Directed by: Annemarie Jacir
Language: Arabic with English Subtitle

Soraya, born in Brooklyn in a working class community of Palestinian refugees, discovers that her grandfather’s savings were frozen in a bank account in Jaffa when he was exiled in 1948. Stubborn, passionate and determined to reclaim what is hers, she fulfills her life-long dream of “returning” to Palestine. Slowly she is taken apart by the reality around her and is forced to confront her own anger. She meets Emad, a young Palestinian whose ambition, contrary to hers, is to leave forever. Tired of the constraints that dictate their lives, they know in order to be free, they must take things into their own hands, even if it’s illegal.

Awards and Festivals:
(Cannes Official Selection 2008)
(International Critics Award FIPRESCI Prize, Osians 2008)
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