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Promises

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Original title
Promises
Year
Running time
106 min.
Country
Israel Israel
Director
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Screenwriter
Justine Shapiro, B.Z. Goldberg
Cinematography
Justine Shapiro, B.Z. Goldberg, Carlos Bolado
Cast
Producer
Co-production Israel-USA
Genre
Documentary | Childhood. Arab-Israeli conflict
Synopsis / Plot
Several Jewish and Palestinian children are followed for three years and put in touch with each other, in this alternative look at the Jewish-Palestinian conflict. The three filmmakers followed a group of seven local children between 1995 and 1998. They all have a totally different background. These seven children tell their own story about growing up in Jerusalem. Through this portrait of their generation, we see how deep rooted and almost insoluble the problems of the Middle East have become. When the protagonists speak out in an epilogue a couple of years later, it becomes apparent that all have lost their childlike innocence.
Awards
2001: Nominated for Oscar: Best Documentary
2001: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
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