Foreign Film & Discussion Series

Lemon Tree

Join former Drexel Professor Ramesh Kajaria on Sunday, May 23rd at 2:00 pm to watch and discuss this award-winning film from Israel.

In Hebrew & Arabic w/English subtitles, 2008. Not rated. Registration not required.

A Palestinian widow (Hiam Abbass) fights to keep her lemon grove from being uprooted when Israeli security forces declare it a threat to the Israeli defense minister living next door (Doron Tavory) in this foreign-language drama. Teaming with a young lawyer (Ali Suliman), the widow takes her case to the Israeli Supreme Court. But in the process of seeking justice, she’s forced to hide the forbidden bond growing between them.

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