Promises Film Project
is a non-profit organization committed to furthering the
Middle-East peace process by using the power of film to educate
audiences about the importance of supporting peace efforts. Promises
explores the conflict through the eyes of seven Israeli and
Palestinian children living in Jerusalem. Rather than focusing on
"hard news" Promises offers intimate stories that
reveal what its like to grow up in times of conflict and peacemaking
in the Middle East.
Not Now, When? In the last year the violence in the Middle East
has escalated to an unprecedented level. The rift between the two
societies is wider than it has ever been in the last 50 years and
for the first time ever there is virtually no grassroots peace movement.
yet, we must remember that this is still an extraordinary moment
in the history of the Middle East. Comprehensive peace is still
considered to be possible if extremely challenging.
the legacy of the conflict and the challenges of the peacemaking
will be in the hands of Palestinian and Israeli children.
film is intended for television broadcast and for organizations
involved in conflict resolution and the peace process. The film
will also serve as a tool to prepare future generations of Israelis
& Palestinians for the challenges of peacemaking.
Promises Film Project ADVISORY BOARD Includes
leaders in the areas of education, filmmaking, the Middle East,
Light & Irving Saraf
Robert J. Marx
J. Rolando Matalon
Very Reverend James Parks Morton
late Leah Rabin
of Parliament Yossi Sarid
The Palestinian Territories