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'In The Land Of The Pomegranates': Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue, Passionate But Fruitless

Filmmaker Hova Kohav Beller's documentary focuses on an 2007 encounter session between young Israelis and Palestinians that yields few insights, but starkly illustrates the impasse dividing them.
Ayana Lekach (L) is comforted by Rotem Dar (R) in the documentary In the Land of Pomegranates. Source: First Run Features

In the most hopeful story recounted by , a mother takes her young son from the Gaza Strip to an Israeli hospital for repair of a potentially fatal heart blockage. But no other hearts are mended in Hava Kohav Beller's documentary, whose centerpiece is an encounter session between 20-something Israelis and Palestinians in

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