by Valérie Zenatti
Tal is Jewish and lives in Israel. Her parents are always talking about peace and the Palestinians getting their own country, but it seems to Tal that the Palestinians hate the Israelis and she wants to know why. So Tal writes a letter and puts it in a bottle in the sea, hoping it will wash up on the Gaza beach and she will have a Palestinian pen pal. Things don't go exactly as planned when it's a 20-year-old guy who writes her back. He is sarcastic instead of friendly and guarded with his answers. Amazingly, the two do find common ground. Can a friendship last between two people who should be enemies?