The Billboard From Bethlehem

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Released 2010

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Director:
Tom Jackson
Released:
2010
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The Billboard From Bethlehem is a documentary about the Israel-Palestine conflict and efforts to heal. Israeli veterans who served in Gaza, Lebanon, and the West Bank, Palestinian fighters who grew up under occupation, trained in Jordan, fought and were imprisoned, courageously face their enemies alone and (they hope) unarmed. With help from the owner of an American billboard company, (Bruce Barrett, director/producer) The Combatants For Peace bring children from both sides, to hand paint a giant "peace mural" in the West Bank of Palestine. Calling them "true heroes," Barrett guides us through the conflict as experienced by the fighters, weaving facts, images, and personal reflections with the engaging visual talisman of a hundred children and peace warriors from opposite sides hand painting their message of peace and justice for all. The 48-foot billboard returns to the United States to visit a mosque, a synagogue, and a church, before being displayed on a busy American highway.

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Profile, Military & War, Human Rights, Culture