Distribution

Behind Enemy Lines

Dir: Dov Gil-Har

Israel

2003

65 mins

tbc

In this moving and compassionate documentary, Benny Hernes, a captain in the Israeli police force and Adnan Joulani, a Palestinian journalist, travel together through the landscape of the Intifada, which takes them from Jerusalem and the Holocaust Memorial of Yad Vashem to the Temple Mount and the Jenin refugee camp.

They first met on a peace mission to Japan four years ago and it was there that they formed a friendship based on optimism for their shared future. Now they reunite as two people on different sides of a bitter conflict in which a member of Adnan’s family has been killed by settlers and Benny has become a settler and trains special forces to combat Palestinian militants. With great compassion they try to see the situation from the other point of view and to communicate with each other across the violence that surrounds them.

 

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