On April 29th, our 2012 Israeli and Palestinian participants met together for a reunion at the Talitha Kumi School in Beit Jala. The youth were excited to see each other and spent the day discussing what life has been like since the summer program. They expressed the unity they’d felt during the summer intensive, the ways Peace it Together has impacted them, and the challenges they experienced upon returning home.
During our August 2nd gala screening of the 2011 films, a few of the participants had a chance to get up on stage and talk about their experience at Peace it Together. Participant Tim Hall's 5 minutes under the spotlight were exceptionally well received as he read snippets from the journal he kept throughout the month. Here's the transcript...
Met Israelis and Palestinians at airport. Strangers.
“What’s your name again? Sorry I forgot."
“Nir. It is short and has three letters just like yours.”
On the bus. “Wow! Oooooooo! Ahhhhhhh! Amazing! So beautiful!”
I’d never experienced a rainbow on the Sea to Sky Highway quite like they were experiencing the one we saw.
Over the past 4 months our 2011 participants have been actively screening their films all over Israel, Palestine and Canada. We wanted to share a few highlights with you…
Executive Director Reena Lazar speaks about the role of filmmaking in the Peace it Together program while participants discuss plans to screen their films back home.
As a follow-up to the dialogue sessions, Peace it Together participants work together to create short films that express their viewpoints on the conflict. In this short video, Film Mentors and students discuss the filmmaking process.