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Under the Same Sun
Directed by
Sameh Zoabi

USA, Palestine, Israel / 2013 / 75

World Premiere
In Arabic and Hebrew with subtitles

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Q&A Attendees
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Amir Harel
Set in the near future, Under the Same Sun explores how peace was achieved between Palestine and Israel in 2013. Two businessmen on either side of the conflict struggle to establish a solar power company that will bring green energy to both sides of the border. As they battle not the societal powers working against them as well as the open hostility within their own families, they must also confront their own issues of trust.

Using social media the pair creates a popular campaign that may just change how two societies can finally come together.

-Michael Burke

Sameh Zoabi is a writer and director from Iksal, a small, Palestinian village in Israel. His feature debut, Man without a Cell Phone, was selected for the New Directors/New Films festival at MoMA and the Lincoln Center. His short film, Be Quiet, won third prize in the Cinéfondation Selection at the Cannes Film Festival. He has bachelor’s degrees in film studies and English literature from Tel Aviv University and attended the M.F.A. Film Program at Columbia on a merit scholarship.
Cast/Featuring: Ali Suliman, Yossi Marshak
Executive Producer(s): John Marks
Producer(s): Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait
Director(s): Sameh Zoabi
Screenwriter(s): Yossi Aviram
Cinematographer(s): Benjamin Chiram
Editor(s): Eyas Salman
Composer(s)/Music: Hilal Zaher
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