In Roshmia, the last natural valley in Haifa, an elderly Palestinian couple prepares a final standoff with the local authorities to maintain their way of life.
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Roshmia. A Palestinian elderly couple resist
Yousef and his wife Amna have lived in a shack all alone in their eighties since 1956 in what seems to be a life of serenity; far away from the loudness of modern life. Amna originally descents from the Gypsies of Palestine,
Life remains peaceful in Roshmia until the Israeli authorities endorse a new road project and order to confiscate their land, demolish the shack and throw them out.
A friend of the couple tries to secure compensation from the municipality but the shack is Yousef’s home that he insists on keeping; living in bliss and comfort as ever, however, the negotiations continue and tension grows among the three.