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Encounter Point (2007)




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A clash of civilizations: suicide bombers and kidnappers on one side, spewing hateful, nihilistic rhetoric, and one of the world's most powerful armies on the other, reining down its massive force to subdue the local population and maintain its occupation. These are the archetypes that characterize coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Caught in the crossfire are thousands of Palestinian and Israeli civilians who reject violence and who seek to build a secure, peaceful future for their children. Reverberations from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are felt worldwide. It is perhaps the most divisive, polarizing and documented political issue of our time. "Encounter Point" moves beyond sensational, dogmatic and canned images to tell the story of an Israeli settler, a convicted Palestinian fighter, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian ex-prisoner who sacrifice their safety, public standing, communities and homes in order to press for a grassroots movement for nonviolence and peace. "Encounter Point" explores what drives these and thousands of other like-minded civilians to overcome anger and grief to work for peace. Audiences are left with a sense that the gulf between Israelis and Palestinians is at once bridgeable and tremendously wide.


Critic Reviews for Encounter Point

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

In this fascinating documentary, directors Ronit Avni and Julia Bacha ask what kind of person counters malicious violence with activist conciliation, but offer neither pat answers nor false redemption.

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Face-to-face encounters are affecting, if brief.

Full Review… | February 16, 2007
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

It isn't often that you see a film about Israelis and Palestinians that can be called hopeful, but Ronit Avni's assured, thoughtful and clear-eyed documentary certainly qualifies.

Full Review… | November 16, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

It may not break any new aesthetic ground, but Encounter Point might just be the most optimistic film about this conflict you'll ever see.

Full Review… | November 13, 2006
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Perhaps it may have something to do with its nternational -- and predominantly female -- crew, but ENCOUNTER POINT actually posits a glimmer of hope for a nonviolent solution to a problem that has existed for generations.

Full Review… | July 14, 2007
Murphy's Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for Encounter Point


The gripping documentary examins the conflict between Jews and Palestinains, and focuss on a novel idea: what if the two sides talked to each other, instead of killing each other.

Michael W
Michael W

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