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"My So-Called Enemy"

What would you do if you have a friend on the other side?
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Overview

Genre
Contemporary Issues, Religion, Foreign Worlds, Human Rights, and Social Issues
Synopsis

In July 2002, 22 Israeli, Palestinian and Palestinian Israeli teenage girls traveled to the United States to participate in a women's leadership program called Building Bridges for Peace. "My So-Called Enemy" is the story of 6 of the girls and how the transformative experience of knowing their "enemies" as human beings meets with the realities of their lives at home in the Middle East over the next 7 years.

In the film, we see how creating relationships across emotional, ideological and physical borders is a first step towards resolving conflict. Because "My So-Called Enemy" is an emotional journey, it opens hearts and minds and creates the space for dialogue about not only the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, but issues that divide us in our families, schools and communities. "My So-Called Enemy," shows the complexities of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through a human lens and the possibility and hope that comes from listening to each others stories.

Stage
finished
Running time
89 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Good Egg Productions, Inc.
Country
United States
Years of Production
2002 to 2010
Locations
Israel, Palestinian Territories, U.S.A.

Distribution Details

Festivals
Silverdocs, San Fran Jewish, Woodstock, Hamptons Intl, Starz Denver, Boston Jewish, Palm Springs Intl, NY Jewish, Athena FF, Sebastopol Doc FF, Cleveland Intn'l, Newport Beach FF, Santa Cruz FF, Seattle Intn'l FF, etc
Awards
Best Conflict & Resolution Film (Hamptons), Special Jury Prize (Starz Denver), Audience Award, Best Doc (Boston Jewish)
Language
Arabic, English, Hebrew
Subtitles
English

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