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Annemarie Jacir
Palestine, France, Switzerland, Belgium, USA, UK, Holland, Spain - 2008, 109'

Soraya, born in Brooklyn in a working class community of Palestinian refugees, discovers that her grandfather's savings were frozen in a bank account in Jaffa when he was exiled in 1948. Stubborn, passionate and determined to reclaim what is hers, she fulfills her life-long dream of "returning" to Palestine.

1. Section Un Certain Regard - Cannes IFF 2008
2. Muhr Award for Best Screenplay - Dubai IFF 2008
3. International Critics Award (FIPRESCI Prize) - Osian, 2008,
4. Palestine's official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film, 2008