Saturday, October 27, 2007

On The Line: Film on Palestinian/Israeli Peace by Participants in a Canadian Peace Dialogue Camp

Made by: Pirouz Nemati, Alaa Abu Dawoud, Ragheb Askari, Yana Galfrin
Description: A short documentary about real friendship between two teenagers, one Israeli and one Palestinian who met in peace camp in Canada. Later in a fictional scene, they meet at a checkpoint, one is an Israeli soldier, the other a Palestinian trying to pass.

These films are the result of a two-and-a-half-week program called Peace it Together 2006 organized in partnership with the Creative Peace Network Society. During the course of the program, 10 Israeli, 10 Palestinian and 9 Canadian teen-agers heard each others' stories, gained new communication and conflict resolution skills, and struggled to come to terms with the violence that impacts their lives. In small culturally mixed groups they were tasked to create films that addressed how the conflict impacts their lives.

The Creative Peace Network Society and Peace it Together participants will continue to engage in dialogue and collaboration and promote their films through reunions and follow-up activities in the Middle East and in Canada. The Creative Peace Network Society will also use the films as educational tools to inspire dialogue and collaboration around the world.

This program has been made possible by the hard work of many volunteers, and the financial contribution by individuals and private foundations. The success of this and future programs is contingent on increased financial support. To ensure that this and future programs be sustainable, please make a tax-deductible contribution for Peace it Together 2006/2007.

We spend Billions of dollars preparing for the possibility of war and virtually nothing preparing for the possibility of peace.

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