After yet another bloody war in Gaza, the voices against the violence are getting louder. The hundreds of organisations demanding peace and reconciliation, experience fast-growing support among Palestinians and Israelis.
It’s the idea of a public revolt against violent, authoritarian men. And the revolt is lead by Palestinians and Israelis who have lost loved ones in the conflict. Exhausted from the never-ending war, they break the pattern and choose reconciliation before revenge. This new peace movement contains people from all quarters: refugees, officers, housewives – and settlers.
In the film we meet several people who in different ways have had their lives affected by the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
Myron Joshua is one of the founders of the organisation “Settlers For Peace”. Joshua himself is a settler who spends his free time building a network of contacts across the divide, while fighting for the rights of Palestinians.
The Palestinian refugee Jamil Kassas was planning a bloody revenge after Israeli soldiers had killed his younger brother. But a dramatic turn of events made him rethink and instead work towards reconciliation.
Ben Kfir lost his daughter in a suicide attack. The need for revenge made him load his weapon and look for Palestinian victims. But then the phone rang, and the conversation that followed made him devote his life to fighting against the eternal hatred.
For Nariman Tamimi people like Gandhi and Martin Luther King have always been important role models. But her non-violent resistance was put to the test the day she caught the murder of her own brother on film.
A Swedish documentary made by SVT’s multi-awarded reporter Peter Löfgren.