Beyond Borders: Stories of Interfaith Friendship

Beyond Borders: Stories of Interfaith Friendship
Item# DVFM0051

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99 minutes / Drama / Hebrew, Arabic, French / Dir. Thierry Binisti

17-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 email response from a mysterious Gazaman, a young Palestinian named Naim. Thus begins a turbulent but tender long-distance friendship between two young people that are separated by a history they are trying both to understand and change. This engrossing and hopeful drama starring Hiam Abbas is based on the award-winning novel by Valérie Zenatti. --Official Selection of Toronto Intl FF, NY Jewish FF, and many others.