Director(s): Nitzan Ofir, Barak Heymann
Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew and Arabic w/ English subtitles
Documentary | 2014 |
Genre: Documentary
Recommended for ages 10+ (Parental Guidance: Appropriate for all ages.)

2016 Festival Flashback!! Five years ago we invited this thought-provoking documentary to our festival. With the situation in the Middle East still far from resolution, this film speaks volumes about the hurdles people face to live in peace.

ALMOST FRIENDS is a documentary about two Israeli girls—an Arab and a Jew—who live only 40 miles away but in many ways live worlds apart. Participating in an online program that fosters educational exchange and friendship, the two girls correspond with caution and eventually meet face-to-face. The experience is profoundly moving for them, their families, and the audiences who see this touching film. But when conflict spans generations, change is slow and “almost” anything might be a start…


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