Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
A young boy sets forth on an almost magical quest in this Palestinian children's drama set on the war-ravaged Gaza Strip. The boy, 12-year old Youssef, like his friends, lives in a broken home comprised of his mother, a fugitive brother, and a father who has been imprisoned by the Israelis. One day, pretty young Aida tells them a story about a family necklace imported from South America that is missing three jewels. To impress her, Youssef swears that he will find the missing stones. As he quests, the lad learns important messages about life and spiritual values.
boy, war, art, artifact, coming-of-age, on-the-road, quest, search