A Bottle in the Gaza Sea | Une bouteille à la mer
Sunday Mar 03 04:00 PM
Tuesday Mar 05 07:30 PM
Tuesday Mar 12 07:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00
About the Film:
Directed by Thierry Binisti, 2011, France. 90 mins. France | French, Hebrew, English and Arabic with English subtitles Hawai‘i premiere
Based on the award-winning novel by Valerie Zenatti, A Bottle in the Gaza Sea is a realist Romeo and Juliet tale for our times. Idealistic Tal is 17 and just transplanted to Jerusalem from Paris. After witnessing a terrorist attack, she writes a letter expressing her refusal to believe that there will always be only hate between Israelis and Palestinians and casts it out to sea near Gaza. When she receives an e-mail response from a young Palestinian called Naim, the pair embarks on a turbulent but tender long-distance friendship, separated by a history both try to understand. Winner: Narrative Feature Award and Audience Choice Award, Heartland Film Festival; Best Film, Festival of Young Filmmakers at Saint Jean de Luz; Grand Prix, From Page to Image Film Festival at Croisic; Best Actor (Mahmoud Shalaby), Audience Award, and Young Jury Award, Reunion Island Film Festival.
View the trailer.
Special guest: Dr. Benny Ron will introduce the film on March 3 at 4pm
Dr. Benny Ron is a farmer, educator and scientist. He is an extension specialist in Aquaculture, Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawai‘i–Mānoa,. He is the founder and developer of AquacultureHub and ATOLL. In Israel, Dr. Ron was an officer in the Israel Defense Forces. His wife and two children also served in the IDF.