Blood and Tears: The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Blood and Tears: The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Director: Isidore Rosmarin Cast: Akbar Ahmed, Eve Harow, Saeb Erekat
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Blood and Tears: The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Documentary filmmaker Isidore Rosmarin investigates the ongoing conflict that continues to fester like an open wound that never quite has the opportunity to heal. Upon determining to investigate the Arab-Israeli conflict, Rosmarin and company decide to look past public politics and go straight to the source. The result is a series of frank and illuminating discussions with mullahs, ministers, soldiers, terrorists, peace activists, war hawks, and average families who are just trying to avoid being consumed by the hatred that surrounds them. Additional interviews with high profile officials including Hamas officials, former Israeli Prime Ministers, and senior Palestinian officials help to get to the origins of the conflict while simultaneously revealing the lingering myths about how mankind deals with such acute human conflict.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/28/2007
UPC: 0821575550352
Original Release: 2007
Rating: NR
Source: Velocity / Thinkfilm
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [stereo]
Time: 1:14:00

Special Features

Bonus interview footage; Blood and Tears trailer; Trailer gallery; 16:9 full frame presentation 1.78:1; Stereo 2.0; Some English subtitles and dubbing; Various languages

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Akbar Ahmed Participant
Eve Harow Participant
Saeb Erekat Participant
Izzeldin Abuelaish Participant
Benjamin Netanyahu Participant
Ehud Barak Participant
Shimon Peres Participant
Yossi Klein Haveil Participant
Renee Yakira Participant
Ameed Al Masri Participant
Sari Nusseibeh Participant
Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi Participant
Joseph Farah Participant
Rashid Khalidi Participant
Bernard Lewis Participant
Michael Oren Participant
Khalil Shikaki Participant
Fouad Ajami Participant
Alan Dershowitz Participant

Technical Credits
Isidore Rosmarin Director,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Erran Baron Cohen Score Composer
Michael Dan Executive Producer
Dominic DeSantis Cinematographer
Courtney Frank Associate Producer
Roger T. Grange Cinematographer
Jeff Helmreich Co-producer,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Andrew Kremer Score Composer
Elizabeth Levin Associate Producer
Jim McGee Sound/Sound Designer
Cherry Montejo Associate Producer
Dale Pearce Cinematographer
Khalil Salem Translator
Brenda Sassoon-Rosmarin Co-producer,Executive Producer
Vincent Stenerson Editor
Robert Topol Executive Producer
Kevin Wilson Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Blood and Tears: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
1. Introduction [4:51]
2. Conflicting Views [4:52]
3. Flash Point of History [3:17]
4. Homeland Question [5:29]
5. Refugee Catastrophe [5:13]
6. Six Day War [8:31]
7. Threshold of Peace [6:34]
8. Death of Hope [8:17]
9. Cycle of Hate [13:32]
10. Layers of Division [9:41]
11. Dream of Peace [1:04]
12. Closing Credits [1:50]
1. Dr. Ziad Abu Amr Gaza Legislator
1. Dr. Akbar Ahmed, Scholar of Islam, American University
1. Alan Dershowitz, Attorney and Civil Rights Advocate
1. Ambassador Dore Gold, Advisor to the Israeli Prime Minister
1. Dr. Bernard Lewis, Scholar of Islam, Princeton University
1. Ziad Abu Ziad, Palestinian Legislator

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Making a documentary film about the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that would be balanced, thorough and entertaining appears, at first site, to be just as monumental an undertaking as actually ending the conflict itself. Yet acclaimed producer/director Isidore Rosmarin and co-writer Jeff Helmreich took to the task anyway, coming up with a remarkable piece of documentary filmmaking. Interviewing officials and laypeople from both sides -- from Benjamin Netanyahu to the leaders of Hamas -- Rosmarin creates a pastiche of opinions and viewpoints, never failing to root them in an artfully constructed web of facts and figures. The result is awe -inspiring like all great pieces of documentary cinema, this one, too, weds the real and the perceived, the concrete and the emotional, challenging even the most deep-set of beliefs. Particularly now, when the situation in Israel and the Palestinian Territories is more fragile than ever, this is a must-see.