The Colour of Olives (2006)
Release Year: 2006
Ratings: IMDB: 7.1/10 Metascore: N/A RT: 40%
Duration: 97 mins
Country: Mexico, Palestine,
Actors: Asia Amer, Hani Amer, Hisham Amer,
Director: Carolina Rivas,
Synopsis: The Colour of Olives: Like many Palestinian families, the Amers live surrounded by the infamous West Bank Wall where their daily lives are dominated by electrified fences, locks and a constant swarm of armed soldiers. Through director Carolina Rivas' sensitive lens, we discover the private world of all eight members of the family. As their dramas unfold, we catch a glimpse of their constant struggles and the small, endearing details that sustain them, including olive trees, two small donkeys and their many friendships. Constructed with a combination of veritÃ© scenes and re-enactments, this poignant and richly crafted film offers its audience a much needed opportunity to reflect on the effects of racial segregation, the meaning of borders and the absurdity of war.