Directed by Sameh Zoabi, Produced by Amir Harel Israel/USA | 2012 | 84 minutes | Arabic/Hebrew/English with subtitles | Feature/Drama
Set in the near future, the film looks back on how peace was made in 2013 between Israel and Palestine. It is the story of two businessmen one Palestinian and one Israeli who struggle to set up a solar energy company. Both come from societies where there is strong opposition to cooperating with the other, and the story tells how they overcome hostility from within their own families and from the people around them. In the end, they mount a Facebook campaign that brings popular support both to their joint venture and to the peace process.
The 14th annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival, a program of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, runs March 20-30. Most films will be shown at Angelika Film Center & Café at Mosaic.
Under the Same Sun Screenings (choose date below) Sunday, March 23, 4:45pm plus Post-film program with Ralph Robbins, Virginia Israel Advisory Board, Office of the Governor (program description posted at www.jccnvarts.org) Friday, March 28, 2:30pm
Angelika Film Center & Cafe at Mosaic (View)
2911 District Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031