Little Town of Bethlehem
Directed by Jim Hanon
EthnoGraphic Media, 2010, DVD, 77 minutes.
This documentary film follows the story of three men of three different faiths and their lives in Israel and Palestine: Sami Awad, a Palestinian Christian and executive director of Holy Land Trust, a non-profit organization that promotes Palestinian independence through peaeful means; Yonatan Shapira, an Israeli Jew and outspoken advocate for the non-violent peace movement; and Ahmad Al'Azzeh, a Palestinian Muslim and head of the nonviolence program at Holy Land Trust, where he trains others in the methods of peaceful activism. Their stories provide the hope that so often seems lacking in this conflict.