Reality speaks for itself in ‘Salt of This Sea’

Thursday, November 27, 2008
Salt of this Sea’s” opening scenes show black and white images of Palestinians fleeing in boats during the 1948 Nakba before cutting to Soraya (Soheir Hammad), a US-born Palestinian woman who we see being lengthily interrogated in an Israeli airport about her religion, her surname, her father’s name, her grandfather’s name and all of their places of birth (Brooklyn, Lebanon and Palestine respectively).The jump from 1948’s events to Soraya’s ordeal at the airport skilfully demonstrates how the...