Palestinian Auteurs Series: “Salt of This Sea” by Annemarie Jacir

Thursday, 28 January 2016
12:30 – 2:15 p.m. EST*
The Jerusalem Fund

*Screening begins promptly at 12:30. No Lunch is served. RSVP is REQUIRED.
Join us for this award-winning classic by one of the younger auteurs of Palestinian cinema, Annemarie Jacir, who is considered the first Palestinian woman to direct a feature film. Salt of This Sea is also Jacir’s first feature. 
Sixty years after her grandparents’ exile from Jaffa, Soraya (Suheir Hammad) leaves Brooklyn to live in her homeland. Discovering that her family’s bank account was frozen after the Arab-Israeli War, she becomes determined to reclaim her birthright, through whatever means necessary.
With the help of her disillusioned lover Emad (Saleh Bakri) and his filmmaker pal Marwan (Riyad Ideis), they plan on one big heist to settle the historical debt. Driving through the countryside like an Arab (and pacifist) Bonnie and Clyde, Soraya and Emad discover their roots while rejecting their status as exiles.” 
2009. 104 minutes.