This is his first film, Basil investigates how Israelis and Palestinians are coping with attack and counterattack, anger and revenge. He shows the 'normal' life people experience during the constant violence in the occupied territories. Basil talks to father of teenage girl suicide bomber Basil speaks to an Israeli-American family that lost a daughter in a suicide bombing, while he also meets the father of a young bomber, as well as a family that almost lost a child to an explosion. Behind this violence he finds compassion and humour - whether through hardened Israelis and Palestinians, Israeli Army checkpoint soldiers, even his own family. In an area often thought beyond reason, there is some rationality in discussing that revenge does not necessarily have to be the answer. Written by
Code 81 Films
A road-trip across Israel and the Palestinian territories, to look at the conflict from new eyes
Did You Know?
The executive producer at AlJazeera, happened to have stumbled onto the website of the filmmaker (Basil Khalil) and saw his film, then requested that a new version be edited for the broadcaster. See more
Edited from Replay Revenge