Julian Schnabel’s Miral – Trailer
Stars Freida Pinto, Willam Dafoe, Hiam Abbass and Vanessa Redgrave.
To the displeasure of Israeli officials, the full film was shown today at the headquarters in New York. Read about it in Haaretz
Based on the novel by Rula Jebreal, the movie revolves around a real-life orphanage established by a Palestinian woman (Abbass) following the 1948 creation of the Israeli state. (Pinto) was sent to the orphanage in 1978. When, later in life, she goes to teach at a refugee camp and falls for an activist, Miral is torn between resistance and education as separate paths to political change.