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The Narrow Bridge


Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
June 6 – June 7
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Country Australia
Year 2022
Running Time 76 MIN
Languages English, Hebrew, Arabic
Subtitles English
Director Esther Takac

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Winner of the Audience Award, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Four individuals, Palestinian and Israeli, channel their grief over losing their loved ones to violence into a grassroots movement: Their aim is to transform their personal devastation into a vehicle for social change. Meet Bushra, Rami, Meytal and Bassam, members of an organisation called Israeli Palestinian Bereaved Families who advocate for an end to violence and a future based on dignity and equality. Director Esther Takas’ background as a trauma psychologist informs this sensitive exploration of how these four activists withstand opposition from their own communities to forge a path to a peace that transcends politics.

“Perhaps it is her background as a trauma psychologist that distinguishes Esther Takac’s documentary from other films about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in that it offers a therapeutic roadmap to reconciliation through empathy, rendering it a useful advocacy tool to influence policy related to conflict resolution.”
TJFF Programmer Susan Starkman

Part of ISRAEL@75

Presentation Details

Pre-recorded Q & A Director Esther Takac
Co-presented With