Salt of this Sea

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Salt of this Sea is a 2008 Palestinian film directed by Annemarie Jacir and was an Official Selection of the Cannes International Film Festival in 2008. It is Palestine's submission to the 81st Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.[1] The film stars Palestinian-American poet Suheir Hammad as Soraya, an American-born Palestinian woman, who heads to Israel and Palestine on a quest to reclaim her family's home and money that were taken during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Palestinian actor, Saleh Bakri also stars in the film.

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  1. ^ 'Salt' to be Palestinian Oscar entry By Ian Mundell, Variety, Sep. 22, 2008

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  • FIPRESCI PRIZE - INTERNATIONAL CRITICS AWARD

International Federation of Film Critics, 2008

  • FIRST PRIZE - BEST FILM

Sguardi Altrove Film Festival, Italy 2009

  • SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

Osians Asian & Arab Film Festival, 2008

  • BEST FIRST FILM

Traverse City Film Festival, 2009

  • SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

Oran International Festival of Arab Cinema, 2009

  • RANDA CHAHAL PRIZE

Journées cinématographiques de Carthage, 2008

  • BEST SCREENPLAY

Dubai International Film Festival, 2008

  • BEST OF FEST SELECT

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 2009

  • AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

Houston Palestine Film Festival, 2009

  • AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD - BEST FEATURE

Chicago Palestine Film Festival, 2009

  • HONORABLE MENTION

Cairo Refugee Film Festival, 2009

  • AUDIENCE CHOICE RUNNER UP

Toronto Palestine Film Festival, 2008

  • PALESTINE'S OFFICIAL OSCAR ENTRY

FOR BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM, 2008

  • SOPADIN FINALIST

Grand Prix Best Screenplay, 2007

  • CINEMA IN MOTION AWARDS

San Sebastian Film Festival, 2007

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