Lisa Gossels “My So-Called Enemy”

Last-night  I had the honor to screen what may well be most Powerful Film  In building peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Director Lisa Gossels  started filiming ” my So- Called Enemy in July 2002, in a NJ town at a summer camp  that  brought 22 Palestinian Israeli teenage girls  to the United States to participate in a women’s leadership program called Building Bridges for Peace. “My So-Called Enemy” is the story of 6 of the girls and how the experience of knowing their “enemies” as human beings meets with the realities of their lives at home in the Middle East over the next 7 years. At the center of the film are Gal, an Israeli in Tel Aviv, and Rezan, a Palestinian Christian in East Jerusalem. Friends before Building Bridges, they maintain a strong bond through the course of the film, even when Gal joins the Israeli military for her mandatory service. We see some of the girls change drastically, while others, especially those who had more progressive views to begin with, some stay largely the same.
Warning it’s a provocative, balanced film that offers unexpected hope for resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The film has all read won awards most recently at Hamptons International Film Festival. Lisa as well has won one enemy for this Film

About Belinda Jentz

Belinda is a Native of the Midwest she holds degrees from Curry College, BA and Willmar Vo Tech ,Technical degree in Photography. When she's not pursuing her passion and talent for photography she manages a database for a major university in the Boston area. Belinda as well Volunteers her time and talent with Dr Jane Goodall’s Roots and shoots.
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