Previously at the ICA - Films
23 Sep 2011
Salt of This Sea is a cinematic rendering of the pain of return to the lost homeland. It tells the story of Soraya, a young Palestinian born in exile in New York to exiled parents who were ejected from their homeland during the Nakba in 1948.
On her return to Palestine in order to claim her grandfather’s deposit before 1948, she finds much to make her bitter, but that is not her inclination. Both Israel’s brutal occupation and the Palestinian Authority’s empty gestures combine to move her and her new-found friend, Emad, to some unusual action – a return to the lost country, on the Israeli side – which will end up fatally.
Almost two decades after the failed ‘peace-process’, the deep disenchantment in this film is typical of the new generation of filmmakers who are no longer prepared to wait for political machinations over their future.
Introduced by Writer and Aademic Haim Bresheeth along with Producers Sawsan Asfari and Maya Sanbar.
Dir Annemarie Jacir, Palestine, 2008, 109 mins