Promises [videorecording] = Wuʻūd = Haṿtạhot / a film by Justine Shapiro, B.Z. Goldberg, Carlos Bolado ; the Promises Film Project produced in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS) ; written, produced & directed by Justine Shapiro, B.Z. Goldberg ; co-director & editor, Carlos Bolado.
Special features: updates of the Israeli and Palestinian children filmed in August 2004; footage for the children's journey to the 2002 Academy Awards; deleted sequences; original theatrical trailer; filmmakers' bios.
Camera, Yoram Milli, Ilan Buchbinder ; co-director and editor, Carlos Bolado.
Follows the journey of a filmmaker who travels in and around Jerusalem, from a Palestinian refugee camp to an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, where he meets seven Palestinian and Israeli children who exist in separate worlds, divided by physical, historical, and emotional boundaries although they live only 20 minutes apart. Explores the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the eyes of these children and tells the story of a few children who dared to cross the lines to meet their neighbors.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital.
Arabic, Hebrew and English dialogue; English subtitles.