Encounter Point, an incredible documentary that follows a former Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother who risk their lives and public standing to promote a nonviolent end to the conflict, is opening in select cities in the US and the Middle East tomorrow. The film is co-directed by Julia Bacha, who worked with TEDPrize Winner Jehane Noujaim on the Control Room. Jehane showed clips of the film during her TED Prize talk on film’s power to change the world. Part of Jehane’s wish is to build a larger audience around films that matter, so help it come true by going to see this film… screening information here.
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Pangea Day — the global film festival, happening May 10, 2008 — comes from a wish made by filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, who won the TED Prize in 2006. Listen to Jehane talk about her vision for the festival, which is taking busily taking shape now. And it’s not too late to submit your film for […]
Jehane Noujaim is the gutsy filmmaker behind Control Room, the controversial documentary following events at Al Jazeera — the largest Arab news network — from the onset of the Iraq war. Jehane left for Qatar two weeks before the US invasion and gained access to both Al Jazeera and the US Military’s Central Command. She […]