Occupied Minds

Occupied Minds

Occupied Minds

Running Time: 58 mins

Imagine walking through the streets of San Francisco while the army works through the crowd carrying assault rifles and machine guns. This is the situation in which Jamal Dajani and David Michaelis find themselves on a visit together to their home city of Jerusalem. Though one is Palestinian and the other Israeli, both are seeking answers to an age-old conflict.…How can peace be restored to the Middle East? This hard-hitting documentary strikes at the very heart of the rift between Palestinians and Israelis talking to those deeply involved in the peace effort, including young Israelis enlisted in the army. These two men strike a note by emphasizing the image of the innocent, the children who through no fault of their own are constantly hurt by the continuing struggle.

Preceded by:Out in the Heartland; dir. Gretchen Hildebran; 18min.; The exploration of how the recent constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage affects three families and their communities.