( USA / 2001 )
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A beautiful and deeply moving portrait of seven Palestinian and Israeli children. Emmy award-winning and Academy award-nominated, PROMISES follows the journey of a filmmaker who meets these children in and around Jerusalem, from a Palestinian refugee camp to an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Although they live only 20 minutes apart, these children exist in completely separate worlds, divided by physical, historical and emotional boundaries. PROMISES explores the nature of these boundaries and tells the story of a few children who dared to cross the lines to meet their neighbors.
Formats: Digital Copy, DVD
Running Time: 102 min.
Theme: Children, Conflicts, Current Affairs, Education, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Personal Story see all »
Language(s): Arabic, English, Hebrew
Subtitles: Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Director(s): Justine Shapiro see all »
Producer(s): Justine Shapiro, B.Z. Goldberg & see all »
Available regions: Canada, United States


    Julie Salamon, The New York Times
  • "Stunning and Powerful! Should not be missed."
    Howard Rosenberg, Los Angeles Times
  • "Deeply touching...a movie that changes you."
    Mike Nichols
  • "A project of love and devotion...a large masterpiece."
    The Jerusalem Post
  • "SUPERB!"
    Entertainment Weekly
  • "Gripping!"
    Marta Barber, Miami Herald

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