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|From: Fuad Salem
Salt of this Sea: Important announcement
This year, 2008, marks the 60th anniversary of the "Nakba", the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. In May 1948, Israel was founded and declared a "Jewish state" despite the fact that the majority of the indigenous population consisted of Palestinian Arabs, Christians and Muslim.
Zionist leader David Ben Gurion instituted "Plan Dalet" in order to change the demographic make-up of historic Palestine and secure physical control over the territory.
What followed is the expulsion and dispossession of 780,000 Palestinians from their homes and land (75% of the population). More than 530 Palestinian villages were depopulated and/or completely destroyed. And the world's largest and longest-standing refugee population was created.
Cast, crew, supporters, and friends, you are being sent this email because you worked on a film which attempts to keep the memory of the on-going Nakba alive through the story of Soraya and Emad, third-generation refugees in search of their own freedom.
I am very, very happy to share the news with you that our film, "milh hadha al bahr" (Salt of this Sea), was selected for the Cannes Film Festival 2008. Cannes takes place in May, precisely the time of our commemoration. I cannot think of a better time to introduce our film to the world. Congratulations to you all , it's because of your help that this film exists.
Not only we were selected for Cannes, but we are an "Official Selection - Un Certain Regard"! Which means we are not in one of the other sections of the festival or on the sidebars, but right there in the center of it --- red carpet!