21 November 2012
BRIDGE OVER THE WADI
For the first time in Israel, a group of Arab and Jewish parents decide to establish a bi-national, bilingual grade school in the Wadi Ara village. Bridge over the Wadi follows the school's first year and the fragile attempt to create an environment of co-existence against the backdrop of a complicated reality.
This 54-minute documentary was aired on the PBS program Global Voices. When people of good will and clear vision unite in common cause, even the most intractable differences can be overcome. In the light of the violent unrest in Syria, in Libya, and between Israel and Palestine, this lesson should be required viewing for all children, all parents, all teachers, and all political and military leaders around the globe ~ including those opposed to immigration in the U.S.