Justine Shapiro just gave birth.  It was a beautiful baby boy in April.  And, a few months earlier, she gave the world a new film that should be seen by every woman, man, and youth interested in needed Palestinian-Jewish relationships.
     Please tell those you know in New York.  This is a truly great and helpful film.  It won the Rotterdam Film Festival Award over "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."
     We forward to you this morning's announcement from Justine.  As she says, this film will sell out early.  Anyone intending to see it should get tickets promptly.     --L&L    


Human Rights Watch Film Festival
The Walter Reade Theater in Lincoln Center
165 West 65th Street (plaza level) New York City

Thursday, June 21st at 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 24th at 1:00 p.m.
Monday, June 25th at 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 26th at 3:00 p.m.

Filmmaker B.Z. Goldberg will be present.   We hope you can join us!!

PROMISES is a new documentary film exploring the Middle East conflict and prospects for peace by drawing viewers into the hearts and minds of Palestinian and Israeli children from Jerusalem -- those captured by the region's hatreds and those able to transcend them.

** Audience Award for "Best Film" -- 2001 Rotterdam Film Film Festival
(First time a documentary has ever won this prize)

** Grand Prize and Audience Award for "Best Documentary" 2001 San Francisco Int'l Film Festival

** Directed by Justine Shapiro, B.Z. Goldberg and Carlos Bolado.

TICKETS: Please buy tickets early. All shows expected to sell out.
Order by calling (212) 496-3809, on the web at http://www.hrw.org/iff/ny/promises.html, or directly from the box office at 165 West 65th Street, plaza level between Broadway and Amsterdam.  Cash only.  Box office opens at 12:30 p.m. and remains open until 15 minutes after the final screening of the day.

Coming Soon: PROMISES at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
Castro Theatre, July 22, 1:00pm

For More information: http://www.promisesproject.org