France / Palestine / Switzerland / Belgium / USA / UK / Holland, 2008 (MIFF 2008, Border Patrol)
Director: Annemarie Jacir
"All we have is the truth - I'm not giving up."
Soraya, like thousands of Palestinian s around the world, has never seen her homeland. Travelling from New York to Israel after her grandfather's death, she comes to reclaim her heritage both spiritually and financially, but quickly finds out how naive she has been - upon attempting to recover her grandfather's 60-year-old savings , she is told the money no longer exists.
Meeting with Emad, a young Palestinian who wants to leave forever, the pair hatch a plan to take Soraya's money by force and to escape together, taking what they can from the remains of a lost Palestine.
"Annmarie Jacir shows she is a courageous director, able to articulate Palestinian pain and longing to return to the land of their ancestors." - Hollywood Reporter
D/S Annemarie Jacir P Jacques Bidou, Marianne Domoulin WS Pyramide International L English, Arabic w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008/109mins