UK Jewish Film Festival: Partner with the Enemy
“The toughest thing for anyone who’s embarking on making an observational documentary is not knowing what will happen, but the best films always take risks and the directors of Partner with the Enemy do just that. Following the formation of a business built across Israeli-Palestinian borders, the narrative could have gone nowhere if the business relationship had progressed as intended, but with the pressures of the political landscape, drama levels notch up and we are gripped.” Tanya Winston
The inspiring story of two women, one Israeli and one Palestinian, uniting with the dream of forming a business. Against the hostile Israeli-Palestinian landscape, they face seemingly insurmountable pressures from family, society, and sheer chauvinism. Yet our heroines persevere – each having defined the other as an enemy for so long – creating a soulful and poignant bond, a touching triumph of humanity over conflict.
Screened with short film Women in Sink.
Co-director Duki Dror and Women in Sink director Iris Zaki will attend a Q&A after the screening.
Odeon Swiss Cottage Cinema, on Monday 16th Nov @7.30PM (feature length 60 mins + 36 mins short film)
Language: Arabic w/ English subtitles