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Film: Two Sided Story

Directed by TOR BEN MAYOR Produced by "FAMILIES FORUM"; The Israeli Production Company 2SHOT; And The Palestinian News Agency 'MAAN' The documentary follows the exciting and unique process experienced both by Israelis and Palestinians, while learning and acknowledging the personal and national narrative of the other, as part of the "History through the Human Eye" Project.

Saturday, January 16, 7pm at Neveh Shalom
Admission: free and open to the public.
sponsored by J Street, co-sponsored by IJS

In the film, Emmy award winning director Tor Ben Mayor follows a group of 27 Palestinians and Israelis who meet under the frame of a unique project led by Parents Circle Families Forum. The project's goal is to acknowledge the narrative of the other. Among them include Orthodox Jews and religious Muslims, settlers, ex-IDF soldiers, ex-security prisoners, citizens of the Gaza strip, kibbutz members, second generation holocaust survivors, non-violent activists, and more. Each and every one holds his own historical truth, and carries with him his own emotional baggage.

The participants are not trying to convince each other that their narrative is right, nor are they seeking a political solution. They have simply been asked to listen, to clarify the differences between how they grasp reality and how they see the other side. The participants offer us an insight into their inner world; they share their personal experiences along with historical and political interpretation to key events in the conflict: The Nakba, the Holocaust, Occupation, bereavement, suicide bombing, Israeli army, the separation wall etc.

Earlier Event: January 13
Film: Rabin in his Own Words
Later Event: March 4
2016 Weekend in Quest