Seventeen Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and…
Winner, Best Feature Film, 2013
Omar is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. The sensitive young baker becomes a freedom fighter and when he is captured after a deadly act of resistance, Omar falls into a cat-and-mouse game with the military police. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardise his trust in childhood friends Amjad and Tarek, Nadia’s militant brother. Omar’s feelings are torn apart but it’s soon evident that everything he does is for his love of Nadia.
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