Promises (2002)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 46mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary
Keywords political
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
B.Z. Goldberg Actor n/a 1 1000001
Yarko Actor n/a 1 1000002
Daniel Actor n/a 1 1000003
Moishe Actor n/a 1 1000004
Mahmoud Actor n/a 1 1000005
Shlomo Actor n/a 1 1000006
Sanabel Actor n/a 1 1000007
Faraj Actor n/a 1 1000008
Justine Shapiro Director n/a 2 2000001
B.Z. Goldberg Director n/a 2 2000002
Carlos Bolado Director co-director 2 2000003
Justine Shapiro Producer n/a 3 3000001
B.Z. Goldberg Producer n/a 3 3000002
Lucy Kaplan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Janet Cole Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Justine Shapiro Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
B.Z. Goldberg Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Stephen Most Other Writer consulting writer 120847 4000003
Yoram Millo Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Ilan Buchbinder Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000002
Carlos Bolado Editor n/a 172 7000001
Lucy Kaplan Consultant consulting producer 120784 12000001
Stephen Most Research consulting researcher 458 12000002
Justine Shapiro Sound sound recording 120816 14000001
B.Z. Goldberg Sound sound recording 120816 14000002
Carlos Bolado Sound sound recording 120816 14000003
Rogelio Villanueva Sound Design n/a 120905 14000004
Several Jewish and Palestinian children are followed for three years and put in touch with each other, in this alternative look at the Jewish-Palestinian conflict. The three filmmakers followed a group of seven local children between 1995 and 1998. They all have a totally different background. These seven children tell their own story about growing up in Jerusalem. Through this portrait of their generation, we see how deep rooted and almost insoluble the problems of the Middle East have become. While the children only live 20 minutes away from each other, they live in completely different worlds and know hardly anything about each other. Their picture of the world is formed by the adults around them and the circumstances in which they live. As a result, the older they get, the bigger the physical, historical and emotional gap between them grows. When the protagonists speak out in an epilogue a couple of years later, it becomes apparent that all have lost their childlike innocence.