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Set amidst separation and political conflict, Occupied is a coming-of-age story about a troubled mother-daughter relationship.

Tamar, a fearless Academic living in Israel, chooses her career over her daughter. She sends Keren to the United States at the age of nine to live with a father and family she has never met, and disappears for the next several years without a word.

Although Keren is an exceptional child, whose musical gifts eventually lead her to study in Berlin and to mature into a talented violinist, she is plagued by her relationship with her mother. Tamar draws her in only to push her away again, and prevents Keren from ever coming to terms with the past.


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