A Bottle in the Gaza Sea  בקבוק בחוף עזה

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
272 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Brywn Mawr, PA 19010

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 7:00 pm
Soon after she moves from France to Jerusalem with her family, 17-year-old Tal (Agathe Bonitzer) 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 (Abraham Belaga), a soldier stationed in Gaza, throws into the sea. It’s discovered by Naim (Mahmoud Shalaby), 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.
Country: Israel, France and Canada
Release Date: 2011
Time: 99 minutes
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew, French and Arabic with English subtitles
Director: Thierry Binisti
Winner, Best Film, Festival of Young Filmmakers at Saint Jean de Luz; Grand Prix, From Page to Image Film Festival at Croisic.