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Directed by | Annemarie Jacir

Genre fiction  |  Length: 109mins  |  Year of production: 2008

Soraya, 28, born and raised in Brooklyn, decides to return to live in Palestine, the country her family was exiled from in 1948. On arriving in Ramallah, Soraya tries to recover her grandparent�s money, frozen in an account in Jaffa, but her attempt is rebuffed by the bank. She then meets Emad, a young Palestinian whose ambition, in contrast to hers, is to leave Palestine forever. Tired of the constraints that dictate their lives, Soraya and Emad know that in order to be free, they must take things into their own hands, even it means breaking the law. In this quest for life, we follow their trail through remains of Palestine. This prize winning film is the debut feature length work from Annemarie Jacir (Like Twenty Impossibles) it premiered at Cannes last year to critical acclaim. Featuring Palestinian American poet Suheir Hammad in her first lead role, and emerging Palestinian star Saleh Bakri, Jacir�s film also picked up the Muhr Award for best screenplay at the 2008 Dubai International Film Festival.