I just watched a documentary a couple weeks ago called Promises. It is quite meaningful for people to watch, especially people in the Middle East. The movie saw through a kid’s world, thinking, and mind to explain how they feel.
There was lots of strife taking place in Palestine and Israel. It went on and on because of history, religion, race, politics and territory. Adults always have their way to explain the conflicts with other countries, even to brainwash their kids to hate their neighbor. Actually, there is neither hatred nor hostility for different races in kids’ world.
The director spent four years making this documentary, Promises, and established the relationship with some kids in these two countries. It was so poignant to hear these kids giving their voices to the environment around them while he was interviewing them. Besides, it was so ironic – Palestine and Israel are close in most ways, but people still need bear with border guards as they take a long time to check them as they pass over the border. They seem to live in different world. People are afraid to take the bus because of the aggressive hatred of terrorists who put bombs on buses, even on school buses or in schools or public places.
People should put their supposedly different religions and races aside. If hatred, war, violence between Palestine and Israel carry on from generation to generation, the victims will be these innocent inhabitants. People will live in turmoil with no peaceful and tranquil life in sight. The title is Promises. I think it should be Hope or maybe No Hope.