One of the biggest stumbling blocks to Mideast peace has been the fear that each side does not respect or understand the humanity, struggles and lives of people on the other side. ‘Families’ – a reality TV series filmed and edited simultaneously for Israeli and Palestinian TV that is now in the early stages of fundraising and development – will address that problem by following three very diverse families in each country/territory over a period of six months to a year and interweaving their lives on film.
Though the series will reveal the great variety of people and stories in each location, families with dramatic personal changes and challenges that are shared across boundaries (i.e., raising teenagers, caring for aging parents or financial struggles) will be featured.
‘Families’ will counter stereotypes of both Israelis and Palestinians and share their complex realities with each other and the world during this period of sweeping change in the Middle East.
To learn more or get involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Families’.