Jewish-Palestinian Dialogue
Video and Audio Resources


View online instructional, how-to films for successful civil engagement for home, school, camp and community:
       DIALOGUE AT WASHINGTON HIGH   (43 minutes - DVD and streaming - 2007)
       PEACEMAKERS: Palestinians & Jews Together at Camp   (83 minutes - DVD and streaming - 2007)
       THE PEACEMAKERS and their pursuit of understanding   (35 minutes - Streaming - 2007)
       CROSSING LINES IN FRESNO   (29 minutes - Streaming - 2010)
              and Facilitator's Guide
       DIALOGUE IN NIGERIA: Muslims & Christians Creating Their Their Future   (65 minutes - DVD and Streaming - January 2012)
              and Facilitator's Guide
       20 Years of Palestinian-Jewish Living Room Dialogue (1992-2012)   (48 minutes - Streaming - December 2012)

   ABRAHAM'S VISION Graduation Day!
   AL NAKBA: The Palestinian Catastrophe 1948
   THE BOMBING
   CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM
   CONNECTIONS: A high school cultural exchange program
   CROSSING THE LINES
   DAVID & FATIMA
   ENCOUNTER POINT
   FREEDOM WRITERS
   GIVE PEACE A CHANCE
   GOD AND ALLAH NEED TO TALK
   IF YOU MAKE IT POSSIBLE
   KNOWLEDGE IS THE BEGINNING
   THE LEMON TREE
   OASIS OF PEACE
   PEACE OF MIND: Coexistence Through the Eyes of Palestinian and Israeli Teens
   PLAYING FOR PEACE: Music by Arabs and Israelis as a metaphor for the public peace process
   PROMISES
   REFUSING TO BE ENEMIES: The Zeitouna Story
   THE ROAD TO PEACE: Israelis and Palestinians
   TALKING PEACE
   WEST BANK STORY     2007 Academy Award Winner



ABRAHAM'S VISION Graduation Day!
Title:
ABRAHAM'S VISION Graduation Day!
Description:
DVD videofilm; 2010 documentary; 40 minutes; no cost
Content:
On Sunday June 13, 2010, The University of San Francisco hosted Muslim and Jewish high school students graduating from the year-long Unity Program of Abraham's Vision. These 39 courageous teens had successfully learned about Muslims, Jews, Islam, and Judaism, while strengthening bonds among themselves and with their own communities and religious traditions. In the Unity Program, they also awakeed to an expanded understanding of the Palestinian-Israeli relationship. This hard-earned celebration in San Francisco gave voice to their dedicated faculty and to the students themselves whose lives changed by learning together. Graduation Day opened with the co-directors -- a Jew and a Muslim -- introducing. . .one another. More information is at http://www.abrahamsvision.org
Producers:
Abraham's Vision
Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue of San Mateo
More information:
Abraham's Vision
270 Chestnut Street, Suite 202
Redwood City, CA 94063
Telephone: 415.839.6889
E-mail: Aaron@abrahamsvision.org or Huda@abrahamsvision.org or Megan@abrahamsvision.org
VIEW ONLINE at http://vimeo.com/15811594

AL NAKBA: The Palestinian Catastrophe 1948
Title:
AL NAKBA: The Palestinian Catastrophe 1948
Description:
VHS videofilm; 1998 documentary; 56 minutes; $225
Content:
AL NAKBA tackles the tragic events surrounding the creation of the Palestinian refugee problem. It tells how and why 750,000 Palestinian Arabs became refugees by the end of the first Arab-Israeli war of 1948. Arab and Israeli eye witnesses together with Professor Benny Morris of Ben-Gurion University, who is a leading international authority on this subject, describe what happened rather than what successive generations of Israeli and Arab propagandists have said happened. Film makers, Israeli Benny Brunner and Alexandra Jansse spoke with Palestinians and Israelis of different backgrounds, including: Azmi Bishara, an Arab-Israeli philosopher and member of the Knesset (Israeli parliment), Itzhak Pundak, a retired Israeli colonel and diplomat, and Shaban Muhmoud, a Palestinian refugee from the village of Zakariya, near Jerusalem. More about this film is at the Web site of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, where it had it's 1998 North American premiere.
Producers:
Benny Brunner (dov@xs4all.nl)
Alexandra Jansse (AlexandraJansse@csi.com)
Ordering information:
Send order for AL NAKBA (Item #02100) with a
check for $225 to
Landmark Media, Inc.
3450 Slade Run Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042
Telephone 800-342-4336
    Individual orders can be discussed by telephone with Michael Hartogs at Landmark Media. His e-mail address is Landmrkmed@aol.com.
    Other films about the Middle East can be obtained from Landmark Media's catalogue on the Web at http://www.landmarkmedia.com/.
VIEW ONLINE at >http://vimeo.com/3714871

THE BOMBING
Title:
THE BOMBING (PIGUA, in Hebrew; AL AMALYE, in Arabic; L'ATTENTAT, in French)
Description:
Video documentary; 59 minutes; color; 1999; available in the four subtitled versions; Sale/video: $390; Rental/video: $75
Content:
    This is the story of the fall 1997 Jerusalem suicide-bombing on Ben Yehuda Street, which killed five Israeli civilians. It was committed by three Palestinians from the same West Bank village, Assira al-Shamalia. Ali, Youssef, and Khalil were inseparable friends who had grown up together and who had chosen to die together as "martyrs." Among their victims were three teenage Israeli girls: Smadar, Sivann, and Yael.
    The film is made with the participation of the parents from both sides: the parents of the Israeli girls and the parents of the Palestinian suicide-bombers. Out of the deepest pain and anguish these people seek to understand what happened to their children -- their own and the others. This unusual film allows both the Jewish and Arab families to tell their stories, without judgment, without the director preaching. The parents of one of those injured journeys to the home of one of the suicide bombers and begins what has become a difficult but ongoing dialogue with them.
    This is the story of a suicide attack, but not one of madness and hatred. Here the mangled bodies get back their names and faces, and an irresistible will to peace is born from deepest personal sorrow.
Author-Director: Israeli-born Simone Bitton
The film is a French-Israeli-Belgian coproduction of CINETEVE, Arna Productions, Noga Communication, Entre Chien et Loup, and Canal+Horizons.
Cost:
Sale/video: $390
Rental/video: $75
Ordering information:
First Run/Icarus Films, 32 Court Street, 21st Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (718) 488-8900    Fax: (718) 488-8642
E-Mail: mailbox@frif.com
Order online at http://www.frif.com/new2000/bomb.html


CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM
Title:
CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM
Description:
VHS or PAL videofilm; 1998; 34 minutes; $29.95
Content:
In January of 1998, twenty-two Jewish Americans traveled to Israel and the Palestinian territories as part of the Compassionate Listening Project. Children of Abraham is a 34-minute broadcast-quality documentary which chronicles this journey. The film follows the Jewish participants as they visit with and listen to Israelis and Palestinians - from leaders to refugees, and seek to understand the complexities of religious, political and human rights issues. Participants include Jewish leaders and professionals ranging from secular to observant. This stunning documentary introduces the Compassionate Listening reconciliation model, and humanizes each Israeli and Palestinian portrayed. The film delivers a compelling message that conflict can be transformed through the simple act of listening.
Cost:
US Residents: (* shipping included) $29.95*
    PAL Format: $39.95*
Non-US: $34.95*
Shipping: (for 2+ videos) $1.50 each
WA residents, add tax, 8.1%
Ordering information:
The Compassionate Listening Project
Box 17, Indianola, WA 98342 USA.
You may fax your order to: (360) 297-6563.
Credit card orders can be made by telephone. Please call (360) 297-2280.
Orders can also be made on the Web at http://www.compassionatelistening.org/CompassionShop.html.
For additional information, contact Leah Green at Leah@CompassionateListening.org .


CONNECTIONS: A high school cultural exchange program
Title:
CONNECTIONS: A high school cultural exchange program
Description:
2002, Color, DVD and streaming online, 53 minutes
Content:
CONNECTIONS! traces the development of an innovative high school peace project. This masterfully edited, action footage of diverse students creates a documentary of how to build a true campus community. In a safe place, young students give voice to their stories that bring them closer to one another. The initiative began with an inspired teacher and supportive principal.
Produced by: MACRO: Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office
Assisted by: Students, Parents, Principal, Faculty, Administrators, and Staff
Frederick High School
Frederick, Maryland USA
http://fhs.sites.fcps.org/
View online at http://www.courts.state.md.us/macro/video/connections.wmv
Contact the Executive Director:
Rachel Wohl, Esq.
Rachel.Wohl@courts.state.md.us
MACRO: Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office http://www.marylandmacro.org

CROSSING THE LINES
Title:
CROSSING THE LINES
Description:
VHS and PAL videofilm; 2002; 1 hour 28 minutes; $35
Content:
** A new 90-minute, HiFi stereo, affordable video to bring you to a deeper, more compassionate level of understanding of the many sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
** Perfect for the classroom, religious congregations, and peace and dialogue groups.
** Interviews of 15 truly diverse Israelis and Palestinians filmed during Compassionate Listening delegations in 2001 and 2000.
** Brings you beyond the news media and into the hearts and minds of women and men:

Father Elias Chacour, Author, and Director, Mar Elias School
Judy Balint, Israeli Author
Zoughbi al-Zoughbi, Director, Palestinian Conflict Resolution Center
Sara Kaminker, former Jerusalem City Planner
Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Director, Rabbis for Human Rights
Daniel Seaman, Director, Israeli Government Press Office
Salah Taamari, Palestinian Legislative Council
Rabbi David Zeller, Director, YAKAR; resident, Efrat
Dr. Sari Nusseibeh, P.L.O. Representative, Jerusalem
Rabbi Seth Mandell, Father of Kobi Mandell, Takoa
Hassan & Nardin Asleh, Family of Asel Asleh - Seeds of Peace activist
Captain Peter Lerner, Israel Defense Forces, West Bank
Devorah Brous, Israeli Peace Activist
Hisham Sharabati, Palestinian Journalist and human rights worker

Cost:
US Residents: (* shipping included) $35.00*
    PAL Format: $45.00*
Non-US: $40.00*
Institutions: $60.00
Shipping: (for 2+ videos) $1.50 each
WA residents, add tax, 8.1%
Ordering information:
The Compassionate Listening Project
Box 17, Indianola, WA 98342 USA.
You may fax your order to: (360) 297-6563.
Credit card orders can be made by telephone. Please call (360) 297-2280.
Orders can also be made on the Web at http://www.compassionatelistening.org/CompassionShop.html.
For additional information, contact Leah Green at Leah@CompassionateListening.org .


DAVID & FATIMA
Title:
DAVID & FATIMA
Description:
2007, Color, DVD-Video, Widescreen, DVD; 120 minutes$9.95
Content:
David & Fatima is a Romeo and Juliet story of love overcoming rigid old thinking and passionate adherence to limited identities. In Jerusalem, a young Muslim Palestinian women and a Jewish Israeli man meet and overcome social taboos from antiquity, showing the power of love between individuals even if larger communities and nations are not yet ready. "Only crazy people change the world," David concludes.
The trailer is at http://davidandfatima.com/ .
Languages: Available in 12 languages - English, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, French, Persian, Chinese, Turkish, German, Japanese, and Korean.
Produced by: Karim Bian ( Malibutv@aol.com ), a Jewish immigrant from Iran.
Directed by: Alain Zaloum, an Egyptian Arab.
Cost:
US Residents: (shipping included) $9.95
Non-US: (shipping included) $17.95
Order on the Web at David & Fatima.
OR
Watch or Download FREE OF CHARGE in seven languages
Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, German, Hebrew, Japanese, and Spanish - at http://karimmovies.com/download/
For additional information, contact Karim Bian at Malibutv@aol.com.


ENCOUNTER POINT
Title:
ENCOUNTER POINT
Description:
2006, Color, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC; 85 minutes
Content:
Encounter Point is a feature documentary film that follows a former Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother who risk their lives and public standing to engage one another, build relationships, and promote a nonviolent end to the conflict. Their journeys lead them to the unlikeliest places to confront and transcend hatred within their communities. The film explores what drives them and thousands of other open-minded civilians to overcome anger and grief to work for creative grassroots solutions. It is a film about the everyday leaders in our midst.
Background is at http://encounterpoint.com/ .
Produced by: http://justvision.org/.
Producer/Director:
Ronit Avni (Director, Producer, Executive Producer)
Julia Bacha (Co-Director, Writer/Editor)
Joline Makhlouf (Producer)
Nahanni Rous (Producer)
Trailers are at is at http://www.encounterpoint.com/trailer/index.php
Supporting materials for educational use: http://encounterpoint.com/dvd/index.php .
Ordering information:
Order on the Web at >Amazon.com or http://arabfilm.com/item/429/ .

FREEDOM WRITERS
Title:
FREEDOM WRITERS
Description:
DVD; 2007; 122 minutes; $20
Content:
This MUST SEE movie shows exactly how diverse, alienated, discouraged, even violent youth can transcend "impossible" obstacles and heal relationships in a safe classroom setting. The power of Story becomes crystal clear. Hilary Swank shows how to be the real adult that youth long for and deserve, by giving inner-city kids what they need most -- a voice of their own that is heard. This film teaches us how to reach one another and change the world together.
Background is at http://freedomwriters.com/ .
Trailers are at is at >YouTube.
Ordering information:
Order on the Web at >Amazon.com .


GIVE PEACE A CHANCE
Title:
GIVE PEACE A CHANCE
Description:
VHS or PAL videofilm; 1998; 14 minutes; $15
Content:
This is a 14-minute video about the relationship-building experiences of Palestinian and Israeli youth in the Seeds of Peace summer camp in Maine. It was broadcast across North America by CBS-TV as part of "60 Minutes," October 11, 1998. In a few minutes, this video can bring into a living room the difficulties and great possibilities of Jews and Palestinians moving from fear to friendship, from alienation to collaboration. It is a useful introduction to the dialogue process.
Ordering information:
Pease contact
Seeds of Peace
c/o Adam Shapiro, Assistant Director of Development
by e-mail (sopnyc@aol.com) or by telephone (212-573-8040).
Please specify if you are overseas and need the video in PAL format.
You may visit the Seeds of Peace Web site at http://www.seedsofpeace.org.


GOD AND ALLAH NEED TO TALK
Title:
GOD AND ALLAH NEED TO TALK
Description:
VHS videofilm; 2003; 18 minutes; $100    (Proceeds are used exclusively to promote interfaith activity.)
Content:
Following the devastating events of 9/11, filmmaker Ruth Broyde-Sharone saw an urgent need to document the efforts of courageous Muslims, Jews, and Christians in Los Angeles who are determined to bring healing to a fragmented nation. At the Islamic Center of Southern California, strangers are invited to share food, ritual, and prayer honoring the Muslim holiday of Ashura. A month later, the fimmaker documents a Muslim-Jewish Passover Seder at Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills, California, which the organizers hope will serve as a model to break the silence between the descendants of Isaac and Ishmael, the estranged children of Abraham. The film illustrates how interfaith dialogue, community outreach, and even dinner conversation can be harnessed to dissolve fear and suspicion and, ultimately, to create a path towards true reconciliation. God/Allah is always talking to us, but are we talking to one another? The film was presented at the 2004 Parliament of the World's Religions in Barcelona. More information is on the Web at http://www.filmsthatmatter.com /.
Ordering information:
Order on the Web at http://www.filmsthatmatter.com/videos.html
You may contact the filmmaker:
Ruth Broyde-Sharone
Ariella Film & Video
Tel: 310-837-2294
rabsharone@aol.com


IF YOU MAKE IT POSSIBLE: Portraits of Middle East Peacemakers
Title:
IF YOU MAKE IT POSSIBLE: Portraits of Middle East Peacemakers
Description:
VHS color videofilm; 1995; 75 minutes; Hebrew and Arabic, with English subtitles; cost unknown.
Content:
This film offers four uniquely personal, in-depth portraits (18-20 minutes each) of Israelis and Palestinians who have devoted their lives to the work of achieving non-violence and coexistence in the Middle East. Borrowing an aphorism from the Koran, "If you make it possible, it is possible," this work highlights grass roots efforts of peace-making heroes from Israel and the territories. Bay Area filmmaker Lynn Feinerman has captured moving and intimate portraits of individuals who have devoted their lives to achieving non-violent co-existence in the battle torn Middle East. Included are a Muslim who co-founded, with Mubarak Awad, the Palestinian Center for the Study of Non-Violence; a religious settler who meets regularly with Hamas activists; a Dominican priest who founded the Jewish-Arab village Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salaam; and two feminists -- one Palestinian and the other Israeli -- who have built a close friendship through their work with women's issues in a particularly patriarchal society. These peacemakers, who risk their lives on a daily basis, have begun to mend the unraveled fabric of Israeli-Palestinian society and heartily suggest that peace is possible. The film had its American premiere at the 1996 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.
Producer/Director:
Lynn Feinerman, Crown Sephira Productons
Ordering information:
Arab Film Distribution
2417 10th Ave E., Seattle, WA 98102, USA
Voice: (206) 322-0882 (10:00-6:00 PST) -- Fax: (206) 322-4586
Email: info@arabfilm.com
OR
Contact the Producer, Lynn Feinerman (Crown Sephira Productions)
6 Lyford Drive (#8), Tiburon, CA 94920


KNOWLEDGE IS THE BEGINNING
Title:
KNOWLEDGE IS THE BEGINNING
Description:
DVD; 2005 documentary; color; 90 mins; $31
Cast:
Daniel Barenboim and the West Eastern Divan Orchestra
Content:
      This is A GREAT MOVIE -- instructional for authentic peacemaking, grounded in harsh realities, full of real hope.
      Conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim believes that "a life without music is impoverished."
      In the early 1990s, a chance meeting between Barenboim and the late Palestinian-born writer and Columbia University professor Edward Said resulted in a unique friendship.
      Their collaboration had both political and musical repercussions.
      Their meeting led to Barenboim's first concert in the West Bank and to the creation of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, which involved talented musicians between the ages of 14 and 25 from Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia.
      Based on the notion that "music is the language of peace," Barenboim and Said brought the orchestra to perform in Weimar on the 250th anniversary of the birth of Goethe.
      Also participating in this bold experiment in 1999 was Yo-Yo Ma.
      Director Paul Smaczny has followed the orchestra, which has grown to 80 Arab and Israeli musicians, since its inception.
      This unusual hybrid of a world-class concert movie and a documentary about artistic diplomacy, chronicles (1) all five summer workshops in Weimar and Seville, (2) Barenboim's visit to Ramallah and Jerusalem in May 2004, during which he received the prestigious Wolf Prize at the Knesset, (3) a celebrated concert in Geneva, and (4) highlights of the 2005 European Tour.
      The most moving and indelible scenes are of the students playing together.
      Edward Said, a noted literary critic, scholar and advocate for Palestinian independence. For him the orchestra was "one of the most important things I have done in my life." He eloquently advocates for young Israelis and Arabs to gain greater mutual understanding, quietly stating," Ignorance is not a strategy for sustainable survival." And, he says: "Sometimes the impossible is easier than the difficult."
      For Barenboim, the orchestra is a metaphor for what could be achieved in the Middle East.
Ordering information:
Order on the Web at >Amazon.com.

THE LEMON TREE
Title:
THE LEMON TREE
Description:
Audio tape or CD; 1998; 43 minutes; $15
Content:
This is a touching story about realities surrounding post-1948 life. It was broadcast several times on National Public Radio (NPR). Bashir, a Palestinian, was forced out of his home in Ramle, in old Palestine, in 1948. He was six. Dalia, a Bulgarian Jew, arrived in Ramle four months later, in the shadow of the Holocaust. She was an infant. Growing up, Dalia and Bashir each knew only one true homeland -- the same homeland. They knew nothing of the other's existence. Then one day in 1967, after the Six Day War, Bashir and Dalia met, at the threshold of a common past, and were confronted with a choice. The Lemon Tree is the powerful story of a difficult friendship in the Middle East, told in the voices of Bashir Al-Khayri and Dalia Landau.The Lemon Tree won a 1998 Overseas Press Club Award for "best radio news or interpretation of Foreign Affairs." It also received The Gold World Medal from the New York Festivals, and the 1999 Gold United Nations Award. Dalia and Yehezkel Landau have made this home into OPEN HOUSE, a special place in Ramle (1) to provide educational and social opportunities to Arab children and their families, and (2) to be a center where Jews and Palestinians can meet one another, enjoy joint activities, and forge friendships. Their e-mail address is YLandau@actcom.co.il. Their Web site is at http://www.openhouse.org.il. Also contact them via Box 26187, Jerusalem 91261, Israel; Tel: 972-2-6423952; Fax: 972-2-643-6490.
Producer:
Produced by Sandy Tolan of Homelands Productions, with original music composed and performed by Dorothy Wang.
Ordering information:
Cost of $15 for audiotape or CD, includes postage anywhere.
Credit cards accepted.
To order The Lemon Tree, phone Homelands Productions, 978-282-1387,
or you may contact the producer, Sandy Tolan, by e-mail at HomelandsPro@compuserve.com.


OASIS OF PEACE
Title:
OASIS OF PEACE
Description:
VHS videofilm; 1995 documentary; 28 mins; $195
Content:
This is the story of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, a model village in Israel where Jews and Palestinians, all Israeli citizens, have been living together as equals since 1978. The program examines the methodology of the village's SCHOOL FOR PEACE whose workshops address issues of prejudice and ignorance. This video will promote racial harmony and understanding and should serve as a departure for further dialogue. This video documents the coexistence of two peoples, who have traditionally been taught to hate one another.
Ordering information:
Send order for OASIS OF PEACE with a
check for $195 to
Landmark Media, Inc.
3450 Slade Run Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042
Telephone 800-342-4336
    Individual orders can be discussed by telephone with Michael Hartogs at Landmark Media. His e-mail address is Landmrkmed@aol.com.
    Other films about the Middle East can be obtained from Landmark Media's catalogue on the Web at http://www.landmarkmedia.com
.

PEACE OF MIND: Coexistence Through the Eyes of Palestinian and Israeli Teens
Title:
PEACE OF MIND: Coexistence Through the Eyes of Palestinian and Israeli Teens
Description:
VHS color videofilm; 1999 documentary; 57 mins; Universities/$195, High Schools/$125, Individuals/$39.95, Non-profits/$95, Individuals/$29.99
Content:
    Seven Palestinian and Israeli youth who met at the Seeds of Peace summer camp joined forces to produce PEACE OF MIND -- an unprecedented film that marked the first time that youth from both sides of the Arab- Israeli conflict have come together to create a documentary.
    Using cameras as video diaries, the youth turned the lens on themselves, their families and communities, revealing aspects of the conflict rarely seen in the media.
    The resulting film journeys into the inner worlds of these youth, capturing their varied life experiences, diverse perspectives on the bitter conflict that divides them, and courageous efforts to cross personal and political boundaries -- including the green line -- to seek peaceful coexistence.
    "An enlightening and moving experience . . . poses searching questions and undermines preconceptions." -- The Jerusalem Post
    "Peace of Mind broke through the curtain of fear and disinformation that has existed for so long . . . The innocence and honesty that is portrayed make this film very special." -- Daoud Kuttab, Director of the Institute of Modern Media
    An educator's practical 40-page A GUIDE TO LEARNING booklet accompanies the video. Shipping and handling is included in the price.
Producers/Directors:
DIRECTOR: Mark Landsman (media@global-action.org)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Susan Siegel (media@global-action.org)
YOUTH PRODUCERS: Yaron Avni, Reut Elkouby, Bushra Jawabri, Amer Kamal, Sivan Ranon, Hazem El Zanoun, Yossi Zilberman
    The producer, Global Action Project, Inc. (G.A.P.) is a youth media organization that develops youth leaders through media production and peer education, and promotes the inclusion of diverse youth voices on critical local and global issues. It is on the Web at http://www.global-action.org.
Ordering information for video, including A GUIDE TO LEARNING educator's guide:
Order by telephone from Transit Media: 800-343-5540
All costs include shipping and handling.
    Universities and Institutions: $195
    High Schools: $125
    Libraries and Non-profits: $99
    Individuals: $29.99
To request the video for a festival or public screening, please:
Telephone 212-594-9577 or e-mail media@global-action.org.

PLAYING FOR PEACE: Music by Arabs and Israelis as a metaphor for the public peace process
Title:
PLAYING FOR PEACE: Music by Arabs and Israelis as a metaphor for the public peace process
Description:
VHS color videofilm; 1993 documentary; 58 mins; $20, including shipping
Content:
    This exquisite PBS video demonstrates music as a metaphor for the public peace process. A 1992 Middle East Peace Tour is embarked upon by six American musicians of the New Hampshire based Apple Hill Chamber Players. In Israel and its Arab neighbors, they give concerts, teach master classes, and audition young musicians of whom eleven are selected for full scholarships to study that August at the Apple Hill Center. Five Israelis and six Arabs find that music can bridge cultural gaps where politics and diplomacy fail. Inspiring, with glorious music!
    The Playing for Peace Project of the Apple Hill Chamber Player's is described more at: http://applehill.org/p4p/
PRODUCER and DIRECTOR: Emmy Award winner Peter Rosen
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Eric Stumacher (estu@monad.net)
Ordering information:
Order for $20 on the Web:
http://applehill.org/store/product_info.php?products_id=50
OR
Mail check for $20 payable to:
Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music
Apple Hill Road, PO Box 217
East Sullivan, NH 03445-0217
   Tel:(603) 847-3371 -- Fax: (603) 847-9734
   E-mail: info@applehill.org
   Web: http://applehill.org/
VIEW ONLINE at http://www.archive.org/details/PlayingForPeace1993-58Min

PROMISES
Title:
PROMISES
Description:
VHS/NTSC color videofilm; 2001 documentary; 102 mins, full-length theatre version; at the following institutional/educational rates that include shipping and handling costs:
PROMISES EDUCATIONAL PACKAGE COMING SOON!
(1) NEW educational Film (DVD or VHS Tape) plus NEW 50-page Study Guide.
      Middle & High Schools, Public Libraries, Non-Profits, Religious Institutions ($49 early bird/$79 regular)
      University, College Libraries and Departments ($149 early bird/$229 regular)
(2) Home Video only -- VHS tape of PROMISES ($24.95)
(3) Home DVD only -- DVD with bonus, new August 2004 interviews of the Palestinian and Jewish youth from the original film,
      and footage from their shared journey to the Oscars in 2002.
($29.95)
Pre-Order by October 29, 2004 for EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - 35% DISCOUNT at: http://promisesproject.org/dist.html
   ABOUT THE NEW PROMISES STUDY GUIDE:
       -- 50 pages
       -- Convenient layout for photocopying
       -- Accommodates various class period lengths
       -- Lesson Plans that correspond to "chapters" on DVD and visual indicators on VHS
       -- Classroom activities
       -- Reproducible student worksheets
       -- Background and historical information and glossary
       -- Reference guide to websites and books
       -- Readings and poems
       -- Lesson Plans can be correlated to state standards for Social Studies, History and Language Arts
Content:
    PROMISES is perhaps the premier film in the world to see about Jewish-Palestinian relationship-building. It was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary, and won two Emmy Awards -- Best Documentary and Outstanding Background Analysis.
    The feature documentary looks at the Middle East conflict and quest for peace through the eyes of seven Palestinian & Israeli children living in and around Jerusalem. Each child offers dramatic, emotional, and sometimes hilarious perspectives on issues that lie at the heart of the Middle East conflict. Although they live no more than 20 minutes apart, the children are locked in separate worlds.
    PROMISES explores the boundaries that lie between these children and tells the story of a few who dared to cross the lines to meet their neighbors.
DIRECTORS: B.Z. Goldberg, Justine Shapiro and Carlos Bolado
WRITERS AND PRODUCERS: B.Z. Goldberg and Justine Shapiro
EDITOR: Carlos Bolado
Ordering information for institutional/educational VHS tape:
ONLINE (VISA or MC) at http://www.promisesproject.org/dist.html
or
FAX your order to 845-774-2945 -- Attention: Bernie/PROMISES;
or
MAIL a check or order made out to "TRANSIT MEDIA"
Attention: Bernie/PROMISES
Transit Media
Box 1084
190 Route 17M
Harriman, NY 10926, USA
Telephone: 800-343-5540 -- Fax: 845-774-2945
info@transitmedia.net
VIEW ONLINE at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1716489580121755023#

REFUSING TO BE ENEMIES: The Zeitouna Story
Title:
REFUSING TO BE ENEMIES: The Zeitouna Story
Description:
DVD; 2007 documentary; 58 minutes; $200 - institutional; $25 - individual and classroom (plus S&H)
On the Web at http://refusingtobeenemies.org.
Content:
   This film tugs the heartstrings and brings hope, while inspiring. It inspires its audience to action.
   Communities all over America have watched this documentary and asked, "How can we begin a dialogue group here?"
   The twelve members of Zeitouna, a group of Arab & Jewish women in Ann Arbor, Michigan, have a bold vision: to see peace between their people in their lifetime.
   They believe this will happen through connection, trust, empathy and actions focused on supporting a sustainable future for Palestine and Israel.
   This film documents 3 years of their challenging journey, vanquishing fear and hatred by meeting "The Other" face-to-face and heart-to-heart.
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   "Because its educational and healing effects are so strong and universal we have become enthusiastic supporters of this film project. We believe this documentary is perhaps the best authentic example of exactly how sustainable peace begins - with people, with perpetual relationships, with heart connections that finally allow the brain to work right and creatively." - Libby & Len Traubman, Co-founders of the 16-year-old Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Group, California
PRODUCER and DIRECTOR: Laurie White - LaurieWhite@eyedream1world.com
Ordering information:
Orderin on the Web at http://refusingtobeenemies.org.

THE ROAD TO PEACE: Israelis and Palestinians
Title:
THE ROAD TO PEACE: Israelis and Palestinians
Description:
VHS color videofilm; 1995 documentary; 58 mins; $390
Content:
    Filmed in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza by a joint Israeli-Palestinian crew, this is a unique portrayal of Israelis and Palestinians after the Cairo Peace Accord and the implementation of the first stage of Palestinian self-rule in Gaza and Jericho, THE ROAD TO PEACE explores the implications of this historic crossroads in Israeli-Palestinian relations -- a process now in great jeopardy.
    While most media concentrate on the peaks and crises in the negotiation process, THE ROAD TO PEACE demonstrates how peace plays at the ground level: how it is perceived and lived not by politicians or statesmen, but by ordinary people -- workers, farmers, doctors, industrialists, artists, teachers, and children.
Constructed in three parts, the film's first section establishes the context and the framework of the peace accord. Although widely supported initially, Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip make radically opposed objections to the plan. The film then looks at education and the economy, areas most likely to benefit from the peace accords. Both employers and workers, Palestinian and Israeli, feel that freer movement among each other would be beneficial. The final section profiles groups which exemplify the potential for Israeli-Palestinian cooperation, including Physicians for Human Rights, an association which provides medical services in rural Palestinian villages where no clinics exist.
    THE ROAD TO PEACE concludes at a meeting between two young girls, one an Israeli, the other Palestinian. Separate film crews follow each girl in the hours before they meet in Nablus, revealing their expectations, fears and hopes, as they prepare for their own historic encounter.
    "An even handed exploration of the difficulties and concerns both Israelis and Palestinians have as they work to further their march toward peace. The film provides excellent data on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Middle East today, and on conflict resolution generally." -- Professor Donna Lee Bowen, Department of Political Science, Brigham Young University.
"The issues the film addresses are as relevant today in 1999 as they were a few years ago. The focus of THE ROAD TO PEACE is not so much on specific political developments as on the implications of the peace process (or its absence) for the daily lives of Israelis and Palestinians." -- Israeli Director Yaron Shemer (shemer@mail.utexas.edu)
Producers/Directors:
Elizabeth Fernea and Yaron Shemer, in cooperation with
ECHO (Expanding Cultural Horizons and Options), University of Texas, Austin)
Ordering information:
Send order for "THE ROAD TO PEACE: Israelis and Palestinians" with a
check for Sale/$390 or Rental/$75 to
First Run / Icarus Films
153 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10014
Tel: 212.727.1711 -- Fax: 212.255.7923
    Individual orders can be discussed by telephone with Jonathan Miller, President of Landmark Media. His e-mail address is JMiller@frif.com.
    Other films about the Middle East can be obtained from First Run / Icarus Films' catalogue on the Web at http:/www.frif.com/subjects/middle_e.html
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TALKING PEACE
Title:
TALKING PEACE
Description:
DVD; 2005 documentary; 27 mins; Individuals & Dialogues/$29.95; Non-profit groups/$69.95; Educational institutions/$195; add $8 shipping&handling to all orders
On the Web at http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~mfreeman/films.php?id=6
Content:
   This is the best film in North America about Palestinian-Jewish Living Room Dialogue.
   TALKING PEACE takes viewers inside a San Diego Dialogue and tells a compelling story of two sides coming together through the simple act of listening.
   In the living room of Jim Rauch, a Jew, and his wife Doris Bittar, an Arab, the stage has been set to create an alternative to living with hatred.
   In their home, Jews and Palestinians share their stories and their pain governed by only one rule: to truly listen to each other.
   Although the documentary gives viewers an insight into the history of unrest, the story is more about the people than the politics, of a region in which both side continue to exchange claims and blame and bombs.
   Among the participants are a businessman, a teacher, an artist, a karate instructor, a physicist and an engineer.
   Compelling, first-hand narratives, documented with poignant archival footage, provide a perspective of how their lives have been shaped by the violence and fear that haunts Palestinians and Israelis in the Middle East.
REVIEWS:
   "...a magnificent piece....There are moments in this film that I do not think I will forget....Its raw immediacy brings the transforming power of dialogue to new audiences."
               Dr. Farid Abdel-Nour, Faculty Coordinator, Center for Islamic and Arabic Studies at San Diego State University
   "Talking Peace" Documents Jewish/Palestinian Rapprochement" -- http://sdsuniverse.sdsu.edu/story.asp?id=26157
   "Peace of the Puzzle" -- http://www.sdjewishjournal.com/stories/feb05_3.html
PRODUCER and DIRECTOR: Mark Freeman (MFreeman@mail.sdsu.edu)
Ordering information:
Telephone orders to Cinema Guild at (800) 723-5522
   (A) Individuals & Dialogues/$29.95 (Ask for Rachel Gordon and cite purchase code TP1)
   (B) Non-profit groups/$69.95; Educational institutions/$195 (add $8 S/H to all orders)
Order on the Web at http://www.cinemaguild.com/catalog/catalog_peace_conflict.htm
You may contact the film maker:
Mark Freeman, Assistant Professor
School of Theatre, Television and Film
San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-7601
Tel: 619 594.5497 -- MFreeman@mail.sdsu.edu -- http://markfreemanfilms.org
VIEW ONLINE at http://www.archive.org/details/TalkingPeace

WEST BANK STORY
Title:
WEST BANK STORY
Description:
DVD; 2005 musical comedy; 22 mins; $23, including shipping
On the Web at http://westbankstory.com.
Content:
   A little singing, a little dancing, a lot of hummus -- WEST BANK STORY is a musical comedy by Ari Sandel, to complete his 2005 Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Southern California.
   The film's quality belies Ari's own youth and understanding of humor to help Palestinians, Jews, and everyone discover our frustration and pain, and especially our desire to do better, be courageous, and create a new, excellent life for ourselves one by one.
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   This Sundance Film Festival official selection is set in the fast-paced, fast-food world of competing falalfel stands in the West Bank.
   WEST BANK STORY is about David, an Israeli soldier, and Fatima, a Palestinian fast food cashier - an unlikely couple who fall in love amidst the animosity of their families' dueling falafel stands in the West Bank.
   The question is posed: Can the couple's love withstand a century-old conflict and their families' desire to control the future of the chic pea in the Middle East?
   Tensions mount when the Kosher King's new pastry machine juts onto Hummus Hut property. The Palestinians ruin the machine and the Israelis respond by building a wall between the two eating establishments.
   The couple professes their love for each other, triggering a chain of events that destroys both restaurants and forces all to find common ground in an effort to rebuild, planting a seed of hope.
   Reflecting producer Ari Sandel's spirit, a portion of WEST BANK STORY profits will be gifted equally to two projects in the Holy Land that model reconciliation and healing. "Hand in Hand Schools" and "The Parents Circle" illustrate what life will be like down the road, to help Palestinians and Israelis overcome fear and have the confidence to move toward one another, in the spirit of WEST BANK STORY.
PRODUCER and DIRECTOR: Ari Sandel
Ordering information:
E-mail (1) your postal address and (2) desired number of DVDs to ariari@ca.rr.com.
Ordering information is also on the Web at http://westbankstory.com/html/buy.html.
VIEW ONLINE at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8860670051621711477#



There are many other educational videos available for rental by mail from:
University of Missouri-Columbia
Academic Support Center
505 E. Stewart Road, Columbia,MO 65211-2040
Tel: 573-882-3601
These videos can be rented on the Web at:
    http://www.missouri.edu/~ascwww/medialib.html
Each video's rental is priced individually on the Web site.
An additional charge of $3.00 for the two-way cost shipping includes a return, postage-paid mailing label.


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Voice: (650) 574-8303 -- Fax: (650) 573-1217
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