A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

Sunday, February 23


Alvarez College Union (Room 900) – Davidson College
3:00 PM

A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

A Bottle in the
Gaza Sea

Community Partner:
Temple Kol Tikvah

Date Passed

Seventeen-year-old Tal, who lives in Jerusalem, writes a letter expressing her refusal to accept that only hatred can reign between Israelis and Palestinians. She slips the letter into a bottle, and has her brother throw it into the sea near Gaza, where he is carrying out his military service. A few weeks later, Tal receives an e-mail response from the mysterious “Gazaman,” a young Palestinian named Naim. Thus begins a turbulent but tender long-distance friendship between two young people that are separated by a history they are trying both to understand and change. This thought-provoking and hopeful drama is based on the award-winning novel of the same name.

Read The New York Times movie review of A Bottle in the Gaza Sea here


Director: Thierry Binisti

Languages: Arabic, French and Hebrew with English subtitles

Run Time: 99 minutes

Canada, France, Israel 2011