Uploaded on Aug 24, 2010
In July 2002, 22 Palestinian, Israeli and Palestinian Israeli teenage girls traveled to the United States to participate in a women's leadership program called Building Bridges for Peace. "My So-Called Enemy" is the story of 6 of the girls and how the transformative experience of knowing their "enemies" as human beings meets with the realities of their lives at home in the Middle East over the next 7 years. Through the coming-of-age narratives of Building Bridges participants Adi, Gal, Hanin, Inas, Rawan and Rezan, we see how creating relationships across personal, political and physical borders is a first step towards resolving conflict. By watching "My So-Called Enemy" communities will see the complexities of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict though a human lens--and the possibility and hope that come from listening to each other's stories. The girls are the experts in "My So-Called Enemy"--and their voices need to be heard, especially because they are young women.
2010 Hamptons International Film Festival: Winner, Jury Prize for Best Conflict & Resolution Film; 2010 Starz Denver Film Festival: Winner, Special Jury Prize in Filmmaking; 2010 Boston Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award, Best Feature Documentary Film; 2011 Cleveland International Film Festival: Lisa Gossels honored as "Someone to Watch;" 2011 Newport Beach Film Festival: Winner, Jury Prize, Best Feature Documentary Film and Winner, MacGillivray Freeman Films Award for Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking (feature); 2011 CINE Golden Eagle Competition Winner: CINE Golden Eagle Award, Documentary Feature.
"MY SO CALLED ENEMY" a good egg production
director/producer Lisa Gossels producer Eden Wurmfeld
director of photography Justin Schein edited by Lisa Gossels
David Mehlman Toby Shimin music by Nathan Larson