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The First Sea


An NGO invites Wafaa and Raneen, along with a group of other young West Bank Palestinians, to spend a day at the beach – in Israel. Although they live nearby, an impenetrable barrier has always made it impossible for them to go there. Is this trip a fantasy or a window to the future?

Running Time: 60 min.
Subject(s): Activism, Children, Conflicts, Current Affairs, Education, Ethnography, Human Rights, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Personal Story, Politics, Poverty, Society, War, Youth
Language(s): Arabic, French, Hebrew, Hebrew, French
Subtitles: English
Producer(s): Sarita Sharma
Production Company: Kinomation

Festival Participation

  • Zürich Int. Film Festival - 2013
  • Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis - 2014
  • FIPA Biarritz - 2014
  • Diagonale - 2014
  • Jewish Film Festival Vienna - 2014
  • Doc Point Helsinki - 2014
  • Dok Fest Munique - 2014
  • Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival - 2014
    Best Human/Cultural Film

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