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    Reader comments on

    Subject: Re: Promises
    Date: Oct 8, 2002
    Sender: becPrevious | Next

    It was inspired to show the Palestinian & Israeli issue through the eyes of children. Watching the news now, I find myself worrying even more, & looking for the children in the crowds! That focus point was a powerful way to bring such serious problems into homes all over the world, and hopefully changing attitudes for the better. I hope somehow we can find out in years to come how the children are doing.

    Previous: Part of me | Next: Touching

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    Response to this comment:
    Part of me

    The most telling remark in this film is when one
    Palestinian boy says : 'Part of me wants to be
    friends, and part of me doesn't.' Maybe what we
    need to do is be as insightful as this boy, and
    then decide to identify ourselves with the part
    that does want to. And if we could think about
    identity as our project for how we're going to act
    in the future, and not focus on the present ('who
    we are') or the past (what someone did to us)... just a thought. Also: the cinematography in this
    film is extraordinarily good. Peace!






    Comment index:

  • promises   from husain, Aug 14, 2001
  • Re: promises   from aaron, Oct 1, 2001
  • Re: promises   from anna, Apr 13, 2010
  • Re: promises   from Gulten, Dec 14, 2001
  • Re: promises   from , Dec 17, 2001
  • Marry Me, Justine Shapiro!!   from Ned, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: promises   from Hˇctor Cavazos, Mar 31, 2004
  • justine shapiro   from Oz Cochrane, Aug 26, 2001
  • Re: justine shapiro   from Shayna, Dec 12, 2001
  • Re: justine shapiro   from Ekla, Dec 17, 2001
  • Promises in Warsaw   from Tomasz Kluk, Oct 19, 2001
  • Re: Promises in Warsaw   from Heidi, Dec 17, 2001
  • Promises on PBS   from Tina, Dec 17, 2001
  • Promises   from Kristina, Dec 20, 2001
  • May God help is all   from Mela, Dec 20, 2001
  • really good   from ibrahim, Jan 3, 2002
  • Respect   from Mahmoud Alayan, Jan 4, 2002
  • At last!   from Anna Bansel, Jan 10, 2002
  • Promises   from Shel, Jan 16, 2002
  • Justine Shapiro   from Izzat Jamal, Jan 19, 2002
  • Re: Justine Shapiro   from Soprano`s Rule, Apr 21, 2002
  • peace in the middle east?   from riyad sood, Mar 24, 2002
  • Re: peace in the middle east?   from Allison, Apr 5, 2002
  • Re: peace in the middle east?   from Natalie, Aug 25, 2002
  • growing up together   from linda, Apr 14, 2002
  • in my mind   from Emma, Dec 19, 2002
  • world peace   from Ryan, Apr 20, 2002
  • Justine   from Corey, Apr 27, 2002
  • Part of me   from Mark, Jun 14, 2002
  • » Re: Promises «   from bec, Oct 8, 2002
  • Touching   from Linn, Jul 21, 2002
  • Promises BRASIL   from Roberto Turquenitch, Jul 29, 2002
  • Promises   from sean, Oct 21, 2002
  • The KIds   from Alyssa Murfin, Oct 30, 2002
  • Re: The KIds   from Lizzy, Nov 9, 2002
  • Re: The KIds   from yo, Mar 4, 2009
  • truly amazing   from nour, Sep 10, 2003
  • Inspired   from Jem, Feb 5, 2004
  • Must see   from Kiran Rajaya, Feb 11, 2004
  • Truly amazing   from Meredith, Jun 7, 2005
  • Awesome!   from Goda, Aug 16, 2005
  • Eye-Opening!   from Josh, Oct 18, 2005
  • [no subject]   from Samantha, Dec 14, 2005
  • Great Movie   from Samantha, Dec 14, 2005
  • Daniel&Yarko   from Shalay, Dec 28, 2005
  • inspires children all over the world   from Ann, Jan 6, 2006
  • Daniel and Yarko   from Mariel and Becka, Jan 10, 2006
  • Re: Daniel and Yarko   from Maria, Jan 4, 2008
  • great doc!   from Emily, Mar 20, 2006
  • I loved the film   from rebecca, Apr 29, 2006
  • wow i love faraj   from coolio, May 28, 2006
  • Re: wow i love faraj   from Mariel & Becka, Oct 30, 2006
  • [no subject]   from kaity, Sep 15, 2006
  • amal hasan   from Amal, Sep 25, 2006
  • Heartbreaking Story!!!!   from Karam Al-Ghossein, Oct 30, 2006
  • I loved the movie! I want to go back to Palestine   from Tanya Haddadin, Feb 4, 2007
  • "Promises" to keep   from Victoria, Mar 15, 2007
  • i cried   from paige, Mar 15, 2007
  • i meet Faraj today   from Aleka, May 25, 2007
  • Re: i meet Faraj today   from Imani, Nov 6, 2007
  • Faraj   from Lauren, May 30, 2007
  • the kids now   from bri, Jun 10, 2007
  • I love it.   from klaudine, Jan 11, 2008
  • "Promises"   from Heather, May 18, 2008
  • Hope   from Aimee, Oct 16, 2008
  • just hilarious   from lola, Jan 30, 2009
  • promises!!   from Rida, May 15, 2009
  • promises   from jocelyn, Dec 22, 2011
  • promises   from jocelyn, Dec 22, 2011
  • Promises   from Joss, May 31, 2012
  • promises   from husain, Aug 14, 2001
  • Re: promises   from aaron, Oct 1, 2001
  • Re: promises   from anna, Apr 13, 2010
  • Re: promises   from Gulten, Dec 14, 2001
  • Re: promises   from , Dec 17, 2001
  • Marry Me, Justine Shapiro!!   from Ned, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: promises   from Hˇctor Cavazos, Mar 31, 2004
  • justine shapiro   from Oz Cochrane, Aug 26, 2001
  • Re: justine shapiro   from Shayna, Dec 12, 2001
  • Re: justine shapiro   from Ekla, Dec 17, 2001
  • Promises in Warsaw   from Tomasz Kluk, Oct 19, 2001
  • Re: Promises in Warsaw   from Heidi, Dec 17, 2001
  • Promises on PBS   from Tina, Dec 17, 2001
  • Promises   from Kristina, Dec 20, 2001
  • May God help is all   from Mela, Dec 20, 2001
  • really good   from ibrahim, Jan 3, 2002
  • Respect   from Mahmoud Alayan, Jan 4, 2002
  • At last!   from Anna Bansel, Jan 10, 2002
  • Promises   from Shel, Jan 16, 2002
  • Justine Shapiro   from Izzat Jamal, Jan 19, 2002
  • Re: Justine Shapiro   from Soprano`s Rule, Apr 21, 2002
  • peace in the middle east?   from riyad sood, Mar 24, 2002
  • Re: peace in the middle east?   from Allison, Apr 5, 2002
  • Re: peace in the middle east?   from Natalie, Aug 25, 2002
  • growing up together   from linda, Apr 14, 2002
  • in my mind   from Emma, Dec 19, 2002
  • world peace   from Ryan, Apr 20, 2002
  • Justine   from Corey, Apr 27, 2002
  • Part of me   from Mark, Jun 14, 2002
  • » Re: Promises «   from bec, Oct 8, 2002
  • Touching   from Linn, Jul 21, 2002
  • Promises BRASIL   from Roberto Turquenitch, Jul 29, 2002
  • Promises   from sean, Oct 21, 2002
  • The KIds   from Alyssa Murfin, Oct 30, 2002
  • Re: The KIds   from Lizzy, Nov 9, 2002
  • Re: The KIds   from yo, Mar 4, 2009
  • truly amazing   from nour, Sep 10, 2003
  • Inspired   from Jem, Feb 5, 2004
  • Must see   from Kiran Rajaya, Feb 11, 2004
  • Truly amazing   from Meredith, Jun 7, 2005
  • Awesome!   from Goda, Aug 16, 2005
  • Eye-Opening!   from Josh, Oct 18, 2005
  • [no subject]   from Samantha, Dec 14, 2005
  • Great Movie   from Samantha, Dec 14, 2005
  • Daniel&Yarko   from Shalay, Dec 28, 2005
  • inspires children all over the world   from Ann, Jan 6, 2006
  • Daniel and Yarko   from Mariel and Becka, Jan 10, 2006
  • Re: Daniel and Yarko   from Maria, Jan 4, 2008
  • great doc!   from Emily, Mar 20, 2006
  • I loved the film   from rebecca, Apr 29, 2006
  • wow i love faraj   from coolio, May 28, 2006
  • Re: wow i love faraj   from Mariel & Becka, Oct 30, 2006
  • [no subject]   from kaity, Sep 15, 2006
  • amal hasan   from Amal, Sep 25, 2006
  • Heartbreaking Story!!!!   from Karam Al-Ghossein, Oct 30, 2006
  • I loved the movie! I want to go back to Palestine   from Tanya Haddadin, Feb 4, 2007
  • "Promises" to keep   from Victoria, Mar 15, 2007
  • i cried   from paige, Mar 15, 2007
  • i meet Faraj today   from Aleka, May 25, 2007
  • Re: i meet Faraj today   from Imani, Nov 6, 2007
  • Faraj   from Lauren, May 30, 2007
  • the kids now   from bri, Jun 10, 2007
  • I love it.   from klaudine, Jan 11, 2008
  • "Promises"   from Heather, May 18, 2008
  • Hope   from Aimee, Oct 16, 2008
  • just hilarious   from lola, Jan 30, 2009
  • promises!!   from Rida, May 15, 2009
  • promises   from jocelyn, Dec 22, 2011
  • promises   from jocelyn, Dec 22, 2011
  • Promises   from Joss, May 31, 2012