- Contemporary Issues, Religion, Foreign Worlds, Human Rights, and Social Issues
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.
- Running time
- 89 minutes
- Lisa Gossels ... Director, Producer and Editor
- Prod. Co.
- Good Egg Productions, Inc.
- United States
- Years of Production
- 2002 to 2010
- Israel, Palestinian Territories, U.S.A.
- 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
- Best Conflict & Resolution Film (Hamptons), Special Jury Prize (Starz Denver), Audience Award, Best Doc (Boston Jewish)
- Arabic, English, Hebrew
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