A Bottle in the Gaza Sea
בקבוק בחוף עזה

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 7:00 pm

Soon after she moves from France to Jerusalem with her family, 17-year-old Tal is traumatized by a bomb attack at a cafe. In confusion and sorrow, she writes her feelings down and puts them into a bottle that her brother, a soldier stationed in Gaza, throws into the sea. It’s discovered by Naim, gazaman”, a 20-year-old Palestinian who is quick to write her back. Their pen pal relationship allows them to examine the complexities of the situation though the eyes of “the other” and has great impact on their personal lives.

Screening Location
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
272 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Brywn Mawr, PA 19010
Movie Info
Israel, France and Canada, 2011, 99 minutes
Hebrew, French and Arabic with English subtitles
Director
Thierry Binisti
Awards
Winner, Best Film, Festival of Young Filmmakers at Saint Jean de Luz; Grand Prix, From Page to Image Film Festival at Croisic.