stops you in your tracks. It reminds you that children are very
connected to God. It is deeply touching and disturbing to see how
alike all children are and how religion turns them into each others
enemies. It is a movie that changes you.
Nichols, Film Director
Extraordinary! Intensely personal and insightful a humanists
Salamon, The New York Times (read entire review)
Stunning and powerful! Should not be missed. Their acts of camaraderie
transcend politics and ethnicity.
Los Angeles TImes
What an extraordinary film, in which the filmmakers visit young
people both Palestinian and Israeli and find that in many cases
they share the things that all young people share even though they
are divided by this great gulf in the MIddle East. "
Ebert (Master of Ceremonies at the Hamptons Film Festival)
A project of love and devotion... This small film is a large masterpiece.
Jerusalem Post. (Israel)
Impressive, moving and deeply authentic. One of the best films about
the Middle East I have ever seen. The rhythm of the editing leaves
you at the edge of your chair. If I had my way, the next Middle
East peace summit would start with a screening of PROMISES.
Grossman, Israeli author: The Yellow Wind; See Under: Love
PROMISES provides deeply humanistic insight into the complexities
of the Middle East conflict that political analysis or front-line
news coverage often lacks
This well crafted film surprises
with an exhaustive background, a nonpartisan position, a personal,
affecting focus and a wrenching sense of stolen innocence.
A beautiful, intelligent and achingly personal film, which offers
a fresh look at the Middle East crisis through the eyes of its biggest
victimsthe children of both sides. Chilling insights into
both sides, and a humanistic perspective that transcends politics.
English, teacher at the University of California Graduate School
of Journalism, author, former editor of Mother Jones Magazine
is superb! Enthralling from beginning to end with hardly a false
Simon, Correspondent: 60 Minutes, CBS
is a work of genius. It is the most compelling presentation of the
conflict I have ever seen. At times painfully honest and at times
this film is of utmost relevance today
and will be relevant for the next 20 years to come.
Yosha, former entertainment editor, Yediot Ahronot (Israel's largest
daily paper) and senior producer, Israeli Television
and deeply liberating in its examination of contradictions.
creative and authentic with no hint of falsehood or sentimentality.
PROMISES finds new ways to bring insight to the Middle East tragedy
and even succeeds in offering a spark of hope.
NRC Handelsblad. (Holland)
exemplary documentary about the conflict in the Middle East
delivers insights which go straight to the aching
heart of the matter.
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
is so good that you want everyone you know to see it
captures the essence of the never-ending war
but it is also
filled with humor.
The Jerusalem Report (Israel)
charming and heartwarming. Multidimensional. The film which paints
a complete, well-rounded picture of the situation
refreshing and even funny.
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