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Salt of This Sea (2008)
"Milh Hadha al-Bahr" (original title)

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A romantic drama about a working-class woman and her experiences traveling back home.

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Soraya
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Emad
Riyad Ideis ...
Marwan
Dana Drigov ...
Airport Agent 1
Edna Blilious ...
Airport Agent 2 (Ilana) (as Edna Balilous)
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Hagar Lotem ...
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Renana Lotem ...
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Sylvie Wetz ...
Corinne (as Sylvie Wetz)
Yahya Barakat ...
Ziad
Khaled Hourani ...
Khaled
Ismael Dabbag ...
Bank Teller
Jack Saadeh ...
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Iman Aoun ...
Wealthy Landlord
Giras Abu Sabbah ...
Cinematheque Bouncer
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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. Direct, stubborn, 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 Written by JBA Production

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3 September 2008 (France)  »

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Bu Denizin Tuzu  »

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€800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,973 (USA) (13 August 2010)

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$10,794 (USA) (15 October 2010)
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Palestine's first feature film by a female director. See more »

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Bahriyya
Composed by Marcel Khalife / (p) Nagam Records
Reinterpreted by Tamer Nafar, Suheil Nafar, Mahmud Greiri (DAM)
Kayvon Sarfejooy (DJ K-Salaam) & Nick Phillips (Beatnick)
Concept & Under the direction of Annemarie Jacir & Kamran Rastegar
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Sublime!
28 February 2010 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

Jacir paints with precise strokes, each hue reflecting the truth in a way that entertains and enlightens. She creates a virtual travelogue of dispossession in the form of an outrage wrapped in a tragedy; paradoxically revealed in a beautiful film. It takes us beyond the fair and balanced view of history that each side has a point and reminds us that we are all on the same side and that is the only point that matters. The film forces us to see what is plain and in doing so makes clear the choices we make and the consequences of those choices. We are the central characters in this human drama.

The film unfolds easily in a style that is both free and rebellious, through the reflection of a bruised and suffocated Palestine. The courage of the heroine, her unwavering strength, faith and rejection of injustice mark a path where everything is but difficult and her refusal to bury her dreams contrast starkly with the reality imposed on the characters. Salt of the Sea is a deeply layered film, a film that is quasi-militant and seeped in passion, but devoid of hatred of any kind. Salt of the Sea has proved to be a great discovery, a film that is both courageous and necessary. And as a bonus, a sublime find: Suheir Hammad

  • both beautiful and vibrant as she moves through a variety of


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Salt of This Sea compels us to make a choice between the cold comfort of indifference or the knowledge that we can make a difference. The turnstiles were installed by us in the land and in our hearts. Salt of This Sea reminds us that we have the power to tear those turnstiles down.


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