Sakal employs a nested folktale device for this semi- autobiographical tale. The uneventful life of a jeweler from Tel Aviv changes abruptly after Fareed, a handsome young man from Damascus, crosses illegally into Israel making his way to the ancient port city of Jaffa in search of his roots and carrying a legendary blue diamond named “Sabakh”. We learn the story of his family’s past — a tale of forbidden love beginning in the 1930s — and its entanglement with the Israelis he connects with on his journey.
Wednesday, February 6 at 5:00pm
THST, Theology Village UH3700