Lemon Tree DVD


The tale of warring neighbours divided by not only property lines but religious and political differences. Salma, a hard-willed widow, will do whatever it takes to save her Lemon Trees!

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27 April 2009
Unanimous Pictures 
104 minutes 
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play Salma a Palestinian widow has to stand up against her new neighbour the Israeli Defense Minister when he moves into his new house opposite her lemon grove on the green line border between Israel and the West Bank The Israeli security forces are quick to declare that Salma s trees pose a threat to the Minister s safety and issue orders to uproot them Together with Ziad Daud her young Palestinian lawyer Salma goes all the way to the Israeli Supreme Court to try and save her trees Her struggle raises the interest of Mira Navon the Defense minister s wife who is trapped in her new home and in an unhappy life Despite their differences and the borders between them the two women develop an invisible bond while forbidden ties grow stronger between Salma and Ziad Salma s legal and personal journey lead her deep into the complex dark and sometimes funny chaos of the ongoing struggle in the Middle East in which all players find themselves alone in their struggle to survive

Drama based on the true story of Salma (Hiam Abbass), a Palestinian widow who has lived on the green line border between Israel and the West Bank for decades. When the new Israeli Defense Minister moves in next door to Salma, the Israeli security forces declare her lemon grove a threat to the minister's safety and issue orders to have it uprooted. But the security forces have not reckoned on the grit and determination of the widow, who engages young Palestinian lawyer Ziad Daud (Ali Suliman) and takes her case all the way to the Israeli Supreme Court in her attempt to try and save her trees.

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