WITHIN THE EYE OF THE STORM (Les combattants de la paix)
Director: Shelley Hermon
Category: Creative Documentary / Current Affairs & Politics
Production: Nisan Katz and Shelley Hermon / Israel 2012
Co-produced with France Télévisions.
Produced with the support of the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund, USA.
Language: Hebrew, Arabic
Subtitles: English
Length: 52 / 68 minutes. HD
Bassam and Rami, a Palestinian and an Israeli, were once dedicated fighters willing to kill and be killed by one another for their nations. Yet, when faced with the tragic loss of their daughters in the conflict, they chose to do the unexpected and instead of seeking revenge, they turned from enemies to brothers.
Web site: http://withineyeofstorm.com/
Press Review: http://israelfilm.blogspot.co.il/2012/10/changing-direction.html
Watch video item: (Shelley Hermon presenting her film): https://vimeo.com/50283968

Interview with Shelley Hermon:
'' Different voices are also important to Shelley Hermon which becomes very clear in her documentary Within the Eye of the Storm. She was Israeli-born but grew up in London and only returned in her thirties.
But the issue of conflict was always part of her being and she knew she wanted to do something about it.
For her the conflict has much more to do with the psychology of the groups involved than the practicalities of the process, and that’s where her focus lies.
She wanted to include both sides – the Israelis and the Palestinians – to get the real story.''

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