In the wake of recent events like the Russo-Ukrainian conflict, various civil wars and natural disasters, as well as tensions between the US and China, there has been more than ever a need for the arts, including cinema, to address the topic of peace – its importance, and its vitality to providing stability to the hectic world of the 21st century.
Listening is a way of understanding the art behind the spoken words, it’s not just the act of hearing those words. The art of listening is creating an environment in which the other person feels understood. People don’t want you to hear the word, they want you to feel it completely. People want to feel heard, they want to feel seen, they want to feel understood.
My So-Called Enemy is a powerful documentary that follows the lives of six young women from Israel and Palestine as they attend a leadership program in the United States.The film is a poignant exploration of the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the human stories that are often overlooked in the media.