Voices Across the Divide Documentary Trailer and Website

Subject: Israel - Palestine Conflict
Themes: Peace Makers 21st Century
Age groups: Middle School High School Homeschooling
Resource type: Video

The website for the documentary, Voices Across the Divide, offers a wide range of resources for anyone -- teachers and students especially -- interested in exploring issues related to the Israel - Palestine conflict. The purpose of the film, as explained by its directors, is to open a space for honest dialogue:

The Israeli/Palestinian conflict is one of the most prominent, hot button debates in the US today. There is often little space for compassionate listening or deepening awareness. Access to information about the conflict is shaped by powerful forces and organizations. We believe a better future is possible based on mutual respect and knowledge.

We hope Voices Across the Divide will contribute to an open dialogue grounded in mutual respect, understanding, and political activism that leads to justice for all people in the region. Narrated by Alice Rothchild, an American Jew raised on the tragedies of the Holocaust and the dream of a Jewish homeland in Israel, Voices Across the Divide follows her personal journey as she begins to understand the Palestinian narrative, while exploring the Palestinian experience of loss, occupation, statelessness, and immigration to the US.

Resources include a Study Guide, interesting and revealing clips of the interviewees talking, resources for digging deeper into the history and the issues, a press kit and much more.