Academy Screenings 2016
About This Project


Tuesday, December 27, 2016 | 3:00 PM
Wheeler Opera House
320 E Hyman, Aspen, CO 81611


One of the most highly awarded international films of the year, and Israel’s official submission to the 2016 Academy Awards®, Sand Storm is set in a Bedouin village in Southern Israel, where Jalila finds herself in the awkward position of hosting her husband Suliman’s marriage to a second, much younger wife while discovering her daughter’s forbidden liaison with a boy from university. Sand Storm is a textured and powerful story of two women with radically different views of their culture, their religion and their roles in the world. Each must find a way to see the world through the other’s eyes in this remarkable first feature from Israeli writer/director Elite Zexer. (Israel, 2016)


Director: Elite Zexer
Screenwriter: Elite Zexer
Cinematographer: Shai Peleg
With: Lamis Ammar, Ruba Blal-Asfour, Haitham Omari, Khadija Al Akel, Jalal Masarwa


Run Time: 1 hr 27 min


foreign language film