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A bottle in the Gaza Sea

(DVD - 2013 - French)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A bottle in the Gaza Sea
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Seventeen-year-old Tal has emigrated from France to Jerusalem with her family. She writes a letter expressing her refusal to accept that only hatred can reign between Israelis and Palestinians. She slips the letter into a bottle, and her brother throws it into the sea near Gaza, where he is carrying out his military service. A few weeks later, Tal receives an e-mail response from a mysterious 'Gazaman', a young Palestinian named Naim. Thus begins a turbulent but tender long-distance friendship.
Statement of Responsibility: a film by Thierry Binisti
Title: A bottle in the Gaza Sea
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] : Film Movement, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Title from sell sheet
Originally released a motion picture in 2011
Performers: Agathe Bontizer, Mahmud Shalaby.
Summary: Seventeen-year-old Tal has emigrated from France to Jerusalem with her family. She writes a letter expressing her refusal to accept that only hatred can reign between Israelis and Palestinians. She slips the letter into a bottle, and her brother throws it into the sea near Gaza, where he is carrying out his military service. A few weeks later, Tal receives an e-mail response from a mysterious 'Gazaman', a young Palestinian named Naim. Thus begins a turbulent but tender long-distance friendship.
System Details: DVD, widescreen
DVD
Other Language: French, Arabic or Hebrew dialogue; English subtitles
Subject Headings: Arab-Israeli conflict Drama Friendship Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Topical Term: Arab-Israeli conflict
Friendship
Branch Call Number: FRE DVD MOVIE B
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May 13, 2013
  • JCLDianeH rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The film gives us a view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the eyes and experiences of two teenagers. They don't live all that far apart, maybe 50 miles, but they might as well be on different planets. This movie could easily lead to some heated discussions.

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