Grief and Revolt| 41mins
Director: Lucienne Lanaz | Producer: Jurafilms
Focus Years: 2003 | Country: Switzerland
Flooded by information on the Middle East, we tend to assume that we are well-informed. Yet, most of the time this information barely scratches the surface, let alone addresses the core of people's lives. Setting aside spectacular headlines, this film aims to dig deeper by having us hear the voices and see the faces of women whom history has pitted against one another â€“ women who have each lost someone dear to them. Three Jewish and three Arab women bear witness to their lives and the longing for their beloved, who continue to live in their dreams. They testify to archaic traditions that crush widows. Whatever their religious or social origins, the pain of these women "in enemy camps" is the same and is not erased by time regardless of appearances. Enemy women maybe yet ready to extend a hand so that "peace may finally be achieved."