LET IT BE MORNING
2021 • 101 minutes • Israel
In Arabic & Hebrew with English subtitles
Ends Thursday, February 23, 2023
LET IT BE MORNING is the story of Sami (Alex Bakri) a Palestinian-born Israeli citizen living in Jerusalem who receives an invitation to his brother’s wedding forcing him to return to the Arab village where he grew up. When chaos erupts overnight amongst the villagers stuck behind a military blockade, Sami is cut off from the outside world and trapped in an unexpected situation. As he deals with questions about his own identity and hidden secrets are revealed, Sami watches everything he holds dear begin to fall apart.
The Witness Palestine Festival is a project of Rochester Witness for Palestine, which seeks a just peace for the people of Palestine wherever they may be. This film festival is an attempt to communicate information to others in the Rochester and Western New York area by working with a broader, more diverse segment of the community. The Witness Palestine Festival Committee includes activists involved in interfaith and Palestinian solidarity work.