The morning routines of an Israeli and a Palestinian are woven into a single story of humanity, loss and coffee.
Both make coffee, listen to the radio, and are reminded of a friend who was lost as a result of the conflict. These ‘common grounds’ inspire hope that both sides can meet to dialogue, build peace and (God willing) share a cup of coffee.
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A reflection on the present circumstances surrounding the conflict, and the glimpses of humanity in which we find ourselves.
A famous writer and his family enjoy a simple and happy life, but something is not right.
A short, impressionistic film that reflects on human conditions and emotions, while questioning measures of security common to individuals in the Palestinian/Israeli conflict as well as other conflicts worldwide.
In the Presence of Absence
Perceptions and ideas of the "other" are explored as two girls meet in the space that divides them.
Visualizations of unity and conflict through the creation of two national breads with very similar ingredients.
Through a Glass, Darkly
Two women brought together by their own story - a reflection of grief and death that surrounds them.
The Butterfly Effect
A discussion of social problems facing today’s global community, with a focus on how these actions create ripple effects around the world.
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Full Program Credits
STAFF: Reena Lazar, Executive Director; Sarah Van BoreK, Film Production and Summer Program Manager; Rami Azzam, Online Communications Director; Atef Abdelkefi, Technical Director; Emily Parsons Dickau, Communications and Program Assistant; Gloria Davies, Publicist.
REGIONAL PARTNERS: Peace Research Institute in the Middle East (PRIME) - Sami Adwan, Co-Director; Eyal Naveh, Co-Director.
FACILITATORS: Aaron Lyons, Lead Facilitator; Catherine Bargen, Lead Facilitator; Shehneen Dhamani, Volunteer Coordinator / Support Facilitator; Laura Crompton, Support Facilitator: Metha Brown, Support Facilitator; Yiftach Ron, Israeli Coordinator / Support Facilitator; Khalil Bader, Palestinian Coordinator / Support Facilitator.
FILM MENTORS: Bryan Nykon, Aerlyn Weissman, Claudia Medina, Nilesh Patel, Pia Massie. FILM MENTOR ASSISTANTS: Reem Morsi, Nir Ayalon, Patricia Marcoccia, Natasha When, Gabe Adelman, Dima Al-Ansari (Film Mentor Assistant, Yoga Teacher).
MUSIC & SOUND: Gil Talm, Composer / Music Mentor; Simon Harris, Voice Over Recording; Mishelle Cutler, Sound Assistant.
CRITIQUE PANEL: David Paperny, Penelope Buitenhuis, John Zaritsky, David Ozier, Rafi Spivak, Julia Kwan.
CATERING: Snowline Catering (in Pemberton) - Matt Prescot, Kitchen Manager; Just Catering (at UBC) - Teresa Diewert, Kitchen Manager; Jillian Hildebrand, Assistant Kitchen Manager; Joyce Pagnucco, Kitchen Staff; Priscillia Tai, Kitchen Staff; Danielle Bain, Kitchen Staff; Soren Kristensen, Kitchen Staff; Linda Obiri-Darko, Kitchen Staff; Ilirijan Xhedik, Kitchen Staff; Kelly Roger Wilson, Kitchen Staff; Caho Xu, Kitchen volunteer; Tianyi Li, Kitchen volunteer; Hanna Wosk, Kitchen volunteer; Gall Levit, Kitchen volunteer; Alexandra De Boer, Kitchen volunteer; Louise Cummings, Kitchen volunteer.
OTHER VOLUNTEERS: Arien Ocea, Non-Traditional PR; Beth Freeman, Premiere Screening Organizer; Coral Kasirer, Assistant to Program and Production Manager, Fundraising; Eris Lam, Non-Traditional PR; Gurinder Jaswal, Transportation Coordinator; Josephine Anderson, Food Sourcing, Behind-The-Scenes Editor; Kate Tung, Technical Support; Kyle Farquharson, PR Assistant; Linda Bankaiouche, Non-Traditional PR; Mariana Rivacob, Gala Screening; Nicole Lewis, Gala Screening; Rasha Ame, Photographer / Premiere Screening Organizer; Safiya Dhanani, Non-Traditional PR; Sandy Manj, Non-Traditional PR.
SPONSORS: CBC, BC Council of Film Unions, Blackbird Bakery, Capilano University Film Centre, Copperdome Lodge - Pemberton, BC, Felcan Enterprises Ltd., Fratelli Authentic Italian Baking, Genesis Matrix, Hillel House (UBC), Namaste Tea, Paperny Films, Phoenix 1 International, Solly's Bagelry, UBC's Arts-ISIT, UBC's International House, UBC's Theatre Department, Union of BC Performers, VIVO Media Arts Centre, William F. White.
SPECIAL THANKS: Canadian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, John Hardie Mitchell Family Foundation, Mordehai and Hana Wosk, North Growth Foundation, Phyllis and Irving Snider Foundation, Gary and Nanci Segal, Ritz Family Foundation, Switch United, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Foundation.