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Under the Same Sun (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, War | September 2013 (USA)
The film is set in the near future, and it looks back on how peace was made in 2013 between Israel and Palestine. It is the story of two businessmen - one Palestinian and one Israeli - who ... See full summary »

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Nizar
Dirar Suleiman ...
Walid
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Yuli
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Shaul's Mother
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Gadi
Eva Huri ...
Nizar's Mother
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Abu Walid
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Shaul
Taher Najeeb ...
Nizar's Friend
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Nasser
Eliana Schejter ...
Dorit
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The film is set in the near future, and it looks back on how peace was made in 2013 between Israel and Palestine. It is the story of two businessmen - one Palestinian and one Israeli - who struggle to set up a solar energy company. Both come from societies where there is strong opposition to cooperating with the other, and the film tells how they overcome hostility from within their own families and from the people around them. In the end, they mount a Facebook campaign that brings popular support both to their joint venture and to the peace process. The film was produced by Amir Harel, an Academy Award-nominated Israeli producer, and directed by Sameh Zoabi, a leading Palestinian film-maker. Written by Anonymous

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Seemed so real I thought it was a documentary
19 November 2014 | by (Fort Lauderdale) – See all my reviews

I loved this film. I loved the story line, the acting etc. Every character was so believable, and the story line made such sense to me, that I actually thought this was a documentary film.

Every Palestinian and Israeli should watch this film.

Sometimes, good is a byproduct of not terribly altruistic intent. It's the story of an Israeli guy who sees an opportunity for making some money on a need that the Palestinian's have and knowing that he can't work with them, finds intermediaries. He contacts a Palestinian who does not want to work with an Israeli but sees a need of his people.

Both are met with incredible opposition from friends, family and business associates and a strange but tenuous relationship begins to develop

I think this film should be shown in classrooms around the world.


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