Salt of This Sea
Soraya, a Palestinian American from Brooklyn, travels to her grandfather's homeland. While she could simply travel as an American citizen with a U.S. passport, she identifies so strongly with the Palestinian people that her interactions with Israelis cause continual problems for her. For instance, when asked her nationality and birthplace, she insists she is Palestinian, born in Palestine.
She encounters Palestinian hospitality, bureaucracy, and the complexity of life under the occupation. In one memorable scene, she is invited as a guest into her grandfather's former home in Jaffa. Her host is a young Israeli peace activist who freely welcomes Soraya, but the visit eventually goes sour when Soraya discovers that she cannot accept the young Israeli's hospitality. Rather, Soraya insists that it should be the other way around.
The film committee gave this film unanimous "thumbs up."
Following the screening, these panelists will present their views and respond to your questions and comments.
- Sunday, September 23, 2012, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue Rochester NY
- Film run time: 1:49
- Style: narrative
- Languages: English, subtitles for the parts in Arabic and Hebrew
- Format: video projection
- Tickets $8 from The Little box office
More information is available on the filmmaker's official web site.