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Directed by | Carolina Rivas

Genre documentary  |  Length: 97mins  |  Year of production: 2006

Like many Palestinian families, the Amers live surrounded by the infamous West Bank wall. Their daily lives are dominated by electrified fences, locks and a constant swarm of armed soldiers. With its sensitive direction, The Colour of Olives allows us into the private worlds of all eight members of the family. As their dramas unfold we catch a glimpse of their constant struggles and the small, endearing details that sustain them: school friends, olive trees and the two small donkeys. The story of the Amer family offers its audience an opportunity to reflect on the effects of segregation and the meaning of borders.