Salt of this Sea

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The first fiction feature of Palestinian-American director Annemarie Jacir, and the first feature film from Palestine by a female director, it is an intimate, urgent and rousing piece of political filmmaking.

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directed by Annemarie Jacir

An urgent and devastating portrait of life in Palestine, Salt of This Sea is essential viewing.

Sixty years after her grandparents’ exile from Jaffa, Soraya (Suheir Hammad) discovers that her family’s bank account was frozen after the Arab-Israeli war. She decides to leave Brooklyn for her homeland, 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.

Hammad and Bakri attack their roles with feral intensity, electrifying the screen. The first fiction feature of Palestinian-American director Annemarie Jacir, and the first feature film from Palestine by a female director, it is an intimate, urgent and rousing piece of political filmmaking.

Film Trailer
Official film trailer on YouTube

Reviews
“Brilliant, emotional, intense, and fresh… One of the best films I’ve seen in years.”
—Michael Moore
“One of the landmark Palestinian films of the decade.”
—Daily News
“This film is so full of spunk, madness, love, and sadness – that camera is shooting right out of the director’s heart. Viva Salt!”
—Deepak Singh 

Finding a sense of home in “Salt of this Sea” (EI review)

Interviews
Interview with “Salt of This Sea” star before U.S. premiere (Electronic Intifada) 
Cannes interview with director Annemarie Jacir (video) 

Tribeca interview with director Annemarie Jacir

Additional information

Weight 0.5 lbs
Film Specs

Classification: Feature Directed by: Annemarie Jacir DVD Release date: June 2011 Language: English, Arabic, Spanish, with English Subtitles Run time: 104 minutes

Awards

-Official Selection (Un Certain Regard), Cannes 2008 -International Critics Award (FIPRESCI Prize), 2008 -Best screenplay, Dubai International FF 2008 -Official Selection, Tribeca FF, 2009 -Audience Choice Award, Houston Palestine FF 2009 -Best Feature, Chicago Palestine FF, 2009 -Best Film, Milano Women's IFF, 2009 -Special Jury Prize, Oran International Festival of Arab Cinema, 2009 -Best Actress, Euro Arab Film Festival, 2009 -Audience Choice Award, New Orleans International Human Rights FF, 2010 …and many others!!