Bridge Over the Wadi

A group of young Arab and Jewish children grow over the course of one year as their grade school attempts a bi-national and bi-lingual program.

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Global Voices
Premiere Date
May 4, 2008
60 minutes
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Barak Heymann

Barak Heymann has been directing and producing documentaries for TV and cinema for a decade. Barak and his brother Tomer's independent film company (Heymann Brothers Films) has produced over 20 documentaries, some as international co-productions. Their films have premiered in numerous festivals worldwide, such as Berlinale, IDFA, and Hot Docs, and Show more won prestigious awards. Heymann teaches in several film schools in Israel and is currently engaged in a number of ongoing projects. Show less

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The Film

In Israel, for the first time, a group of Arab and Jewish parents decide to establish a bi-national, bilingual grade school in the Wadi Ara village. Bridge Over the Wadi follows the school's first year and shows how fragile the attempt is to create an environment of co-existence against the backdrop of the complicated reality of the film's subjects.