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  • A selection from Combatants for Peace, directed by Jehane Noujaim

    In this gripping short documentary, we meet a former Israeli soldier and a former member of the resistance in the Occupied Palestinian Territories who have renounced violence to try and find a peaceful solution to conflict through a group called Combatants for Peace. In a meeting of the organization, we see how former enemies who have lost loved ones are able to see past their tragic pasts by focusing on their common humanity.

    05.10.08 | 21:21 GMTcomments

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    In this gripping short documentary, we meet a former Israeli soldier and a former member of the resistance in the Occupied Palestinian Territories who have renounced violence to try and find a peaceful solution to conflict through a group called Combatants for Peace. In a meeting of the organization, we see how former enemies who have lost loved ones are able to see past their tragic pasts by focusing on their common humanity.

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    Jehane Noujaim is the director of, among other films, the award-winning documentaries Control Room and Startup.com. Raised in Cairo, Egypt, she attended Harvard University and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Visual Arts and Philosophy. She has worked for MTV's News and Documentary Division as a segment producer for the series Unfiltered, and as a director and cinematographer on films such as Born Rich, Only the Strong Survive, and Down from the Mountain. In 2006, Noujaim won the TED Prize, an annual award in which the recipients are granted a wish. Jehane's TED Prize wish – to create a day in which the world comes together through film – was the catalyst for Pangea Day.

    Crew

    Director: Jehane Noujaim
    Producer: Rosadel Varela
    Producer and Cinematographer Israel/Palestine: Rebekah Wingert
    Cinematographer USA: Jehane Noujaim
    Editor: Colby Macri