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In the Land of Pomegranates

 

In the Land of Pomegranates focuses on a group of young people who were born into a violent and insidious ongoing war. They are young Palestinians and Israelis invited to Cyprus to join a retreat called ‘Vacation From War’ where they live under the same roof and face each other every day. In highly charged encounters they confront the entrenched myths and grievances that each side has for the other. Woven into this intense footage are the stories of other embattled lives in the Occupied Territories and Israel: a mother and four children living in the shadow of Gaza’s border wall; an imprisoned Palestinian and the subsequent path he’s taken; a traumatized Israeli survivor of a suicide bombing; and a daring Palestinian mother whose son’s life is saved by an Israeli doctor. They are all caught in the duality of the pomegranate: will they embrace rebirth and each other’s humanity, or will they pull the pin on the grenade?

Rated: Not Rated

Release Date: Jan 05, 2018

By Max Schindler