Documentary Film -SEEDS

Saturday, August 7, 2004
Time: 01:30 PM
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Documentary Film -SEEDS
SEEDS a documentary film by Marjan Safinia & Joseph Boyle

"..a spectacular film...truly impressive" - Judy Woodruff, CNN

Saturday 7th August, 1.30pm - Rafael Film Center, San Rafael
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SEEDS, an exceptional documentary, introduces us to ten courageousteenagers trying to accomplish what most adults can never bringthemselves to do: sit down in peace to face their enemy. Every summer,kids from war-torn countries gather together for three life-changing
weeks at the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Maine. Back home,it’s impossible to believe that a Palestinian can share a bunk,let alone a laugh or a hug, with an Israeli; unimaginable for anIndian to speak freely with a Pakistani; inconceivable for anAmerican to gain insight into an Afghan. But in the woods of Maine,they share their dreams and fears and try to see beyond the prejudicesthat divide them.
Like a grown-up, harder-edged heir to the Academy Award nominateddocumentary Promises, SEEDS shows that coexistence, even temporary,is tough work, and often elusive. SEEDS intimately documents thisdifficult journey, where there are no superficial resolutions.At times, the teenagers seem more enlightened than their leaders,but after a year back at home-where the word peace has very littlemeaning-can they hold onto what they have learned? SEEDS sends astrong message of hope in a media landscape that is bursting withimages of violence and intolerance.

In the words of one of the kids, "in order to make peace with yourenemy, you have to go to war with yourself."
An excellent film to see with your kids, and for families tosee together. Uplifting, poignant and inspiring, this film isthe perfect antidote to all the madness in our world. Thefilmmakers and kids from the film will be in attendance atthe screenings, and will be conducting several panels and
Q&A sessions. Don't miss an early chance to see this wonderful film.

Reviewed/approved by talieshah -.

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