An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East
Selma Zidane is a widowed Palestinian who has been tending her lemon grove since her father's death. When the Israeli Defense Minister moves into the neighbouring property, his security staff declare that her cherished orchard has the potential to act as a cover for terrorist groups, and order that it is destroyed. With the help of Ziad Daud, a young Palestinian lawyer, Selma goes to the Israeli Supreme Court to try and save her trees. Despite the significant cultural and political divides, Selma's plight raises the interest of the Defense Minister's wife, who finds herself drawn to her mysterious neighbour. As the bond between the two women strengthen, the question remains: what will come of Selma's beloved lemon trees?
A hit at film festivals around the globe, Lemon Tree is a powerful, insightful and compelling glance at a divided nation and the potential for humanity in times of political turmoil.
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Released to Retail August 05 2009