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Lemon Tree

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Year of participation 2008
Program Feature Competition

Lemon Tree
Producer(s) Eran Riklis
Director(s) Eran Riklis
Script Eran Riklis
Director of Photography Rainer Klausmann
Production designer Miguel Markin
Music by Habib Shadah
Sound As Milo
Edit Tova Asher
Cast Hiam Abbass, Rona Lipaz, Doron Tavori
Production company(-ies) Eran Riklis Productions MACT Productions Riva Film Heimatfilm
 

Synopsis

Salma, a Palestinian woman lives on a territory adjacent to the green line [the pre-1967 border between Israel and the West Bank] whose new neighbor is the defense minister of Israel. This leads the security authorities to immediately regard the lemon grove of Salma as a threat to the security of the minister and his family and to order the uprooting of the trees. To their surprise, she retains a young Palestinian attorney and engages in a legal battle that goes all the way to the Israeli High Court of Justice.

Awards
Audience Award (Berlin IFF, Panorama 2008)

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 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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