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The Color of Olives

Saturday 8th December, 2012, at 13:00
Watershed, Bristol, BS1 5TX

The Color of Olives

Carolina Rivas & Daoud Sarhandi | Palestine | 2007 | 97 min | Arabic

Introduced by Daoud Sarhandi

Like many Palestinian families, the Amers live surrounded by the Separation Wall. Their daily lives are dominated by electrified fences, locks and a constant swarm of armed soldiers. Through a sensitive lens we discover the private world 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, including school friends, olive trees and two small donkeys. The story of the Amer family offers its audience an opportunity to reflect on the effects of racial segregation, meaning of borders and the absurdity of war, and reveals the unknown life of the Palestinian people.

How to book

Tickets available through Watershed Box Office tel: 0117 9275100 or online at £5.50 Full / £ 4.00 Cons

Ticket holders for this film are entitled to a free ticket to producer Daoud Sarhandi’s talk on The Making of The Color of Olives after the film at 15:30.  Subject to availability – Reservation essential see Watershed for more details.


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