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1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
Rather than focusing on political events, the seven children featured in "Promises" offer a compelling human portrait of the Israeli and Palestinian conflict. The film draws viewers into the hearts and minds of Jerusalem's children by giving voice to those captured by the region's hatreds as well as those able to transcend them. Audiences will engage with Palestinian and Israeli kids, coming to know them as multi-dimensional people, not as stereotypes perpetuated by the mainstream media.

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Directors: Justin Arlin , Carlos Bolado , B.Z. Goldberg

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Cowboy Pictures

Promises (2001)

Release Date: March 15th, 2002|1 hr. 46 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Extraordinary. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The filmmakers caught the kids arguing their cases like adversaries on "Judge Judy," sticking to phrases they've memorized or absorbed only too well. show more

  • 100
    Boston Globe

    Beautifully crafted and brutally honest. show more

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