A Bottle in the Gaza Sea Premier

A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

Pittsburgh Premiere

Director: Thierry Binisti

2011, France/Israel, 99 minutes

French, Hebrew and Arabic with subtitles


Can a message in a bottle help promote peace between two peoples? That’s the premise of this engrossing and hopeful film. Tal, a 17-year-old French teenager who has moved to Israel with her family, writes a letter expressing her hopes for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. Her brother throws the bottle into the sea near Gaza, where it is found by “Gazaman,” the young Palestinian, Naim. The two begin a relationship that might be only a few miles apart, but represents a great chasm.


Winner – Best Narrative Feature

Audience Choice Award – Heartland Film Festival