TALKING TO THE ENEMY - VOICES OF SORROW AND RAGE (1987) Channel 4
Writer/ Director/ Producer: Mira Hamermesh
Voices of Sorrow and Rage - A story about an encounter between enemies. A chance meeting – on neutral ground in Washington DC – takes place between Muna Hamzeh, a young Palestinian journalist, and Chaim Shur, an older Israeli left-wing magazine editor. The meeting leads to an exchange of letters and a challenging outcome when Chaim suggests that Muna should visit Israel and his family’s home at their kibbutz in the Negev.
Set in a landscape bristling with the realities of the deadly conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, the film explores the feelings and psychology of people living in enmity with no easy resolution to a bloody conflict.