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This is an incredible documentary. What better way to learn about the
Middle East conflict than from the eyes of the children living there?
Plot Summary 1: What is it really like to live in Jerusalem today?
PROMISES offers touching andsurprisingly fresh insight into the Middle
East conflict when filmmaker B.Z. Goldberg returns to his hometown to
see what seven children — Palestinian and Israeli — think about war,
peace and just growing up. Living within 20 minutes of each other,
these children are nevertheless locked in separate worlds. Through
candid interviews, the film explores a legacy of distrust and bitterness,
but signs of hope emerge when some of the children dare to cross the
checkpoints to meet one another.
Plot Summary 2: 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 childrenbetween 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 deeprooted 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
Source: Retail DVD
Video Codec: XviD
Video Bitrate: ~1675 KB/s
Video Resolution: 496 x 368
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Fullscreen
Audio Codec: a52
Audio BitRate: 224 KB/s
Audio Channels: 2 Ch
RunTime: 00:51:40 + 00:50:48
Framerate: 30 FPS
Number Of Parts: 2
Part Size: 700mb
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An Independent Television Service (ITVS) Co-presentation and
a Television Race Initiative (TRI) selection.