The Narrow Bridge

After suffering searing pain, four people develop inner strengths they never imagined they had. We watch with deep respect as Bushra, Rami, Meytal, and Bassam, women and men who lost a child or parent in violent conflict, transform their grief into a bridge to reconciliation. This powerful and moving documentary follows their paths from devastating trauma to courageous activism. But their stories are not just personal. They all belong to the grassroots movement of Israeli Palestinian Bereaved Families whose participants stand side-by-side to end the violence and build a future based on dignity and equality. Despite fierce political and family opposition, they refuse to give up. While these men and women all wish they could turn back the clock to before tragedy struck, they would never change who they have become. Their many activities include talks to Israeli and Palestinian high school students, workshops for bereaved adults, women’s parallel narrative groups, and an annual Memorial for Victims of Conflict where the suffering on both sides is witnessed. Charting a journey of hope amidst pain, The Narrow Bridge lights a way to personal and social change. Audience Award Winner, JIFF 2022

Preceded by The Rock Collection

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