THE FIRST SEA

DAS ERSTE MEER

By Clara TRISCHLER

WITCRAFT FILMPRODUKTION GMBH - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2011

For one summer morning the kids of a Westbank village get to exchange the separation wall with the horizon for what is the first time they experience the sea.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • AUSTRIA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, HEBREW
    • Duration
    • 30 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Clara TRISCHLER
    • Writer(s)
    • Clara TRISCHLER
    • Synopsis
    • Since it's not the first time their house is taken away from her family, 17-year-old Jenna is not that scared any more, sitting in her kitchen around midnight, surrounded by sleeping activists.
      Life works almost like anywhere else in the Westbank, there's engagement parties, sport competitions, school exams. But who cares about a lovesick teenager, when neighbor's houses are being demolished, an uncle looses his job, an acquaintance is arrested for suspicion of terrorist activities? What happens, if the kids kick their ball over the separation wall?
      What do the kids wish for?
      Snow, being a dentist, marriage, a free country, a father.
      Living in a country with three seas, for one day they get to see the sea on a special permit and are forced to redefine their perception of home, supposed differences between Israelis and Palestinians and their ideas about their lives.
      Can Jenna remember whether as a kid she thought the sea to be israeli or palestinian?
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