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PROMISES 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.
_____—Mike Nichols, Film Director


Extraordinary! Intensely personal and insightful —a humanist’s dream.
____ —Julie Salamon, The New York Times (read entire review)

Stunning and powerful! Should not be missed. Their acts of camaraderie transcend politics and ethnicity.
____ —Howard Rosenberg, 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. "
____ —Roger Ebert (Master of Ceremonies at the Hamptons Film Festival)

A project of love and devotion... This small film is a large masterpiece.

____ —The 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.

____ —David 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.
____ —David Rooney, Variety

A beautiful, intelligent and achingly personal film, which offers a fresh look at the Middle East crisis through the eyes of its biggest victims—the children of both sides. Chilling insights into both sides, and a humanistic perspective that transcends politics.
____ —Deirdre English, teacher at the University of California Graduate School of Journalism, author, former editor of Mother Jones Magazine

PROMISES is superb! Enthralling from beginning to end with hardly a false step.
____ —Bob Simon, Correspondent: 60 Minutes, CBS


PROMISES 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 downright hilarious…this film is of utmost relevance today and will be relevant for the next 20 years to come.
____ —Itzik Yosha, former entertainment editor, Yediot Ahronot (Israel's largest daily paper) and senior producer, Israeli Television


Moving and deeply liberating in its examination of contradictions.
____ —Il Manifesto (Italy)


Bright, 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)


An exemplary documentary about the conflict in the Middle East…simple but brilliant…delivers insights which go straight to the aching heart of the matter.
____ — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)


PROMISES is so good that you want everyone you know to see it… The film captures the essence of the never-ending war… but it is also filled with humor.
____ — The Jerusalem Report (Israel)


Simple, charming and heartwarming. Multidimensional. The film which paints …a complete, well-rounded picture of the situation …is refreshing and even funny.
____ — Ha’aretz (Israel)



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