New Futures for Palestine-Israel is a diverse group of individuals committed to a future which is safe and secure for all people living between the Mediterranean sea and the Jordan River.We are committed to human rights, nonviolence, peacemaking and freedom of speech. New Futures invites interested individuals to join us as we advance the cause of Israeli-Palestinian conflict transformation in ways that promote a just and enduring peace for citizens of Palestine and Israel.
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this documentary depicts the history of Palestinian nonviolence up to the present time. It exposes misconceptions both about the nature of nonviolent resistance and about how it is currently being employed by Palestinians in their struggle against the occupation of the West Bank. The film portrays acts of nonviolent resistance in East Jerusalem and its environs.
Budrus is an award-winning feature documentary film about a Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter, Iltezam, launches a women’s contingent that quickly moves to the front lines. Struggling side by side, father and daughter unleash an inspiring, yet little-known, movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories that is still gaining ground today. In an action-filled documentary chronicling this movement from its infancy
hat is it really like to live in Jerusalem? Promises offers touching and fresh insight into the Middle East conflict when filmmakers Shaprio, Goldberg and Bolado travel to this complex and charged city to see what seven children — Palestinian and Israeli — think about war, peace and just growing up. Living within 20 minutes of each other, these children are nevertheless locked in separate worlds. Through candid interviews, the film explores a legacy of distrust and bitterness, but signs of hope emerge when some of the children dare to cross the checkpoints to meet one another
Slingshot Hip Hop braids together the stories of young Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank and inside Israel as they discover Hip Hop and employ it as a tool to surmount divisions imposed by occupation and poverty. From internal checkpoints and Separation Walls to gender norms and generational differences, this is the story of young people crossing the borders that separate them.