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Encounter Point
Encounter Point
Director: Ronit Avni & Julia Bacha
Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
NR     2007     1hr 25min

Just when the world is losing hope about the possibility of resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict comes ENCOUNTER POINT. Created by a Palestinian, Israeli, North and South American team, ENCOUNTER POINT moves beyond s...  more »

     
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Director: Ronit Avni & Julia Bacha
Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
Studio: Typecast Releasing
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
DVD Release Date: 07/31/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, Hebrew, Arabic

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Movie Reviews

A ray of hope
hopeful unicorn | 09/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Anyone who feels there is no way for parties in the Middle East to find a road to peace will be heartened by this film born out of tragedy. But this is a bigger and more important story than what is transpiring in the Middle East. This is a film about grief and and transformation, about choosing the path of peace instead of retribution. Kudos to the Producers for bringing this story to the public. There is hope out there, and the lessons of this film about personal transformation are important lessons for us all."
Amazing and courageous peace initiative
Alice | Jerusalem, Israel | 08/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Parents-Circle, which is the group this documentary is about is a group of bereaved Israeli AND Palestinian families who each lost a loved one in our ongoing conflict by the 'fault' of the other side. Yet these families succeed to get together, overcoming almost natural feelings of hate or rejection and try to build together a new reality in the Middle East, a new reality which would stop such contious sufferings... You'll see, this experience is absolutely amazing!"
Be ready
Paul F. Hassell | 09/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Be prepared! If you have a heart, you will be called to action... to fight for peace in this land and yours with the powerful weapon of Love. Perfect Love chases out all fear. Be ready."
People on the Ground
S. B. Anderson | USA | 02/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the messages of the film makers of "Encounter Point" I really like was that the politicians come and go, and people on the ground go through it all all the time. Another message I liked was that, unlike other documentaries that concentrate on the shocking and the dramatic, we should concentrate on those who are trying to make things better.

"Encounter Point" is a great documentary about an organization that unites bereaved families in Israel and the Occupied Territories. Both Israeli and Palestinian families. Yes, both Jewish and Muslim. Is that possible? One would never know it, watching the news and endless portrayals of hatred from that part of the world. "Encounter Point" shows us that it is not only possible, but is, and has been happening. Amazingly, both Palestinians and Israelis grieve after their fallen and they both want peace.

There will always be sceptics and there will always be Grinches who take away the little hope we have. My hat is off to the film makers and all the people portrayed in the film, as the process for peace has to start somehow and somewhere. And these brave people are showing us that one can put behind millenia of hate and competition and peacefully coexist with the rival. Highly recommended."