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    Still from Promises

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The Film

What is it really like to live in Jerusalem? Promises offers touching and fresh insight into the Middle East conflict when filmmakers Shaprio, Goldberg, and Bolado travel to this complex and charged city 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.

The Filmmakers

  1. Justine ShapiroProducer
  2. B.Z. GoldbergProducer
  3. Carlos BoladoProducer

Promises Films is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1996 by Justine Shapiro and B.Z. Goldberg. The mission of Promises Films is to produce exceptional educational media with regard to public issues, particularly in the areas of conflict, human rights, social justice, and history.