Riverside Studios Presents Salt of This Sea on Monday

Screening of film by Palestinian director in aid of Galilee Foundation

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On Monday November 19, The Galilee Foundation presents a screening of Salt of This Sea, the first feature film by a Palestinian director, Anne Marie Jacir at Riverside Studios.

Salt of This Sea tells the story of Soraya, a Palestinian living in Brooklyn, New York. Soraya discovers that her grandfather’s savings have been frozen in a bank account in Jaffa since he was exiled in 1948. She travels to Palestine to reclaim what is hers,  but is rebuffed by the bank.

She meets Emad,  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…

The screening is at 7.30pm on November 19, with tickets priced £95.0 or £8.50 concessions, available online or by calling the box office on 020 8237 1111.

The Galilee Foundation is a charity registered in the United Kingdom established in 2007 to promote development and equality of the Palestinian indigenous community in Israel.

There are 1.5m Palestinian citizens of Israel, about 20% of the total population, and 370,000 of those are internally displaced. 61% of Palestinian families in Israel live below the poverty line.

The Galilee Foundation’s vision is to contribute to breaking the cycle of poverty and marginalisation by offering opportunities to access higher education. Since the start of its core programme, the Galilee Foundation Scholarship Programme in 2007, more than 400 young people have been supported in universities across Israel and abroad.

The Galilee Foundation’s Scholarship Programme, which is currently in its fifth year, has this year awarded 150 scholarships to students. Scholarship recipients are studying a wide range of subjects at universities across the country and abroad, from Law at Haifa University to Chemistry and Biology at The Academic Arab College for Education to Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University.

November 17, 2012