Colliding Dreams Reviews

August 16, 2017
Colliding Dreams - for all the fatalistic implications of that title - does offer some sense of hope, a feeling that, ultimately, time may yet soften the hard edge of history.
April 28, 2016
Directed from the center-left with an ear to parties on both sides of the West Bank separation barrier, it's knowledgeable and unhysterical, openhearted without seeming nave. Those on the extremes will probably hate it.
March 17, 2016
The film feels overlong and a bit repetitious, but it's obviously a complex subject that deserves a thought-out treatment. Maybe a miniseries on public television would be the answer.
March 11, 2016
A calm documentary that seeks to define Zionism, thus presenting a history of the establishment of a Jewish state. Both Israeli and Palestinian voices are heard in this thoughtful effort at moving the conversation forward.
March 10, 2016
A coolheaded survey of a fraught topic. The highly intelligent commentators make for fascinating listening.
March 10, 2016
Some of this is exhausting and/or repetitious, but a shorter version might lack necessary depth.
March 4, 2016
Refreshingly well-balanced, Illuminating, provocative, vital and engaging. You'll never look at Zionism the same way again.
March 4, 2016
A thought-provoking documentary that reveals the backstory for the present-day occupation of Palestine by Israel.
March 3, 2016
At once compassionate and rueful, "Colliding Dreams" is recommended viewing for open minds, and essential viewing for those that remain snapped shut.
March 3, 2016
"Colliding Dreams" is a film of ideas and a film of history, a thorough and engrossing look at the root causes of the tortured relationship between Israel and the Palestinians.
March 3, 2016
A swift primer that favors breadth over depth, the movie saves some hopeful notes for the end.
March 1, 2016
The filmmakers' perspective is firmly aligned with the views of liberal Zionism, as the leftist peace activists are given the most screen time.
March 1, 2016
How can everyone go home? It's an impossible question, but a vital one. By listening deeply, Dorman and Rudavsky suggest that, even if there might not be an answer, we can always change the story; see how it already has changed, so many times?
February 27, 2016
In fact, there is little emphasis on the "Arab dream" and considerably more on the dream of a Jewish homeland.
February 25, 2016
Colliding Dreams cuts to the heart of the controversy in encyclopedic fashion. Consider it the Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Zionism, But Were Afraid to Ask.
February 16, 2016
There have been other docs about the modern history of Zionism, but this one is about as good as you'll get.
February 10, 2016
It's as good a feature-length history of Zionism as we're likely to get: judicious, sophisticated, attentive to a range of viewpoints (both Israeli and Palestinian, as the title suggests), and free from teleology.