CMES: Film Screening: The Lemon Tree (2008) - Discussion with Roger Owen


Thursday, December 3, 2015, 3:00pm to 5:30pm


CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

The Lemon Tree (2008)
A film by Eran Riklis and Ira Riklis.
Set in the West Bank, where Palestinian widow Salma Zidane (Hiam Abbass) tends her lemon grove. However, when the Israeli Defense Minister moves in across the way, his security guards demand she removes the trees, which could shelter terrorists. Refusing to bow down, she engages lawyer Ziad Daud (Ali Suliman) to take her case to the Supreme Court, which brings international attention. (106 minutes)

Following the film, there will be a discussion led by Professor Roger Owen.

Movie snacks and beverages will be served.

Contact: Liz Flanagan