Almost Friends

Director(s): Nitzan Ofir
Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew and Arabic w/ English subtitles
Documentary | 2014 | 60 min
Recommended for ages 10+ (Parental Guidance: religious prejudice, hurtful stereotypes)

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…