WhiteFlag, Playing with the Enemy| 57mins
Director: Izzy Abrahami | Producer:
Focus Years: | Country: Netherlands
WhiteFlag is a music group unlike any other.
Israeli musicians from Tel Aviv and Palestinian musicians from the refugee camps of the Gaza strip came together for the first time in 1999 to create music together.
The deadly Intifada in 2000 prevented them from meeting again. During this time, one of the Palestinian musicians was stranded in Israel and his Israeli friends hid him in their home. When it became too dangerous for him to stay in Tel Aviv, he attempted to flee to Ramallah, but was captured on the way, imprisoned and tortured. Finally, he managed to get to Switzerland with the help of the Israeli band members, where he sought refuge.
'WhiteFlag, Playing with the Enemy' tells the extraordinary story of the band, who keeps singing songs of hope against all odds.