Promises

Carlos Bolado

Several Jewish and Palestinian children are followed for three years and put in touch with each other, in this alternative look at the Jewish-Palestinian conflict. The three filmmakers followed a group of seven local children between 1995 and 1998. They all have a totally different background. These seven children tell their own story about growing up in Jerusalem. Through this portrait of their generation, we see how deep rooted and almost insoluble the problems of the Middle East have become. When the protagonists speak out in an epilogue a couple of years later, it becomes apparent that all have lost their childlike innocence. (www.imdb.com)

Credits

Subtitles
NL
Content rating
6
Director
Carlos Bolado
Country
United States
Type
Documentary
Duration
100 minutes
Themes
children and youth, cultural rights & traditions, discrimination & racism, religion, war & armed conflict
Year
2001