Gaza on Screen Film Festival: Samouni Road (2018) directed by Stefano Savona.
Fri Apr 12 2019 @ 4:0
In the rural outskirts of Gaza City a small community of farmers, the Samouni extended family, is about
to celebrate a wedding. This will be the first celebration since the latest war. Amal, Fuad, their brothers
and cousins have lost their parents, their houses and
their olive trees. The neighborhood where they live
is being rebuilt. As they replant trees and plow fields,
they face their most difficult task: piecing together
their own memories. Through these young survivors’
recollections, Samouni Road conveys a deep, multifaceted portrait of a family before, during, and after
the tragic event that changed its life forever.
Winner of the L’Œil d’or prize for best documentary at
the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.