Promises (2001)

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A Documentary Film About The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Through the Eyes of Seven Children[edit]

Promises is a documentary film that analyses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the point of view of seven children. What makes this documentary particularly interesting for the field of Cultural Diplomacy is the fact that all the children have different backgrounds, different cultures, different religions and different personal circumstances. Some of them live in refugee camps, other lives in Israeli settlements, others are orthodox Jews, and others are secular Jews. This documentary shows how the Middle East conflict is seen through the eyes of the kids and how they have strong opinions about it despite the fact that they are between nine and thirteen years old. However, the aim of B.Z Goldberg, the Israeli/American filmmaker, is to put them in contact and show how they can become friends by playing and sharing experiences despite the prejudices they have acquired due to their personal circumstances.