Soraya, born in Brooklyn in a working class community of Palestinian refugees, discovers that her grandfather’s savings were frozen in a bank account in Jaffa when he was exiled in 1948. In order to reclaim what is hers, she fulfills her life-long dream of “returning” to Palestine. Gradually, she is confronted by the reality around her and is forced to face her own anger. She meets Emad, a young Palestinian whose ambition, contrary to hers, is to leave forever. Tired of the constraints that dictate their lives, they know that in order to be free, they must take things into their own hands, even if it’s illegal.
Attia Rajab is a civil engineer and member of Palestine Solidarity Committee Stuttgart. He was involved in the organization of the 2010 Stuttgart Conference that produced the “Stuttgart Declaration”, which rejects the negotiated two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict.