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Under the Same Sun
Year:  2013
Running Time:  75 minutes
Country:  Israel/Palestine/USA
Language:  Arabic/ Hebrew / English
Genre:  Fiction
Venue:  Tiburon Playhouse Theater
Cast:  Ali Suliman, Yossi Marshak
Showtime:   Friday, April 11, 2014 @ 04:00 PM
Director:  Sameh Zoabi

Description:
  The film is set in the near future, and it looks back at the story of two businessmen - one Palestinian and one Israeli - who struggle to set up a solar energy company. Both come from societies where there is strong opposition to cooperating with the other, and the film tells how they overcome hostility from within their own families and from the people around them. In the end, they mount a Facebook campaign that impacts both their joint venture and ultimately changes the political map.

Shaul, an Israeli, and Nizar, a Palestinian, seem to have little in common, but for a shared spirit of entrepreneurship. They create a solar energy company with plans to bring renewable energy to communities in the Palestinian territories. Support for their venture is difficult to gain. From families who question them, to community members who threaten them, and government policies that make collaboration nearly impossible, Shaul and Nizar face many obstacles.

Through everything, they grow to respect and trust one another. But though they continue to believe in their project, they recognize that their company cannot succeed without change. They take their story to the Internet and inspire others to work together. What began as a partnership for business becomes a partnership for peace.


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Screening with: My Neighbourhood

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