COLLIDING DREAMS recounts the dramatic history of one of the most controversial, and urgently relevant political ideologies of the modern era. The century-old conflict in the Middle East continues to play a central role in world politics. And yet, amidst this fierce, often-lethal controversy, the Zionist idea of a homeland for Jews in the land of ancient Israel remains little understood and its meanings often distorted. The documentary addresses that void with a gripping exploration of Zionism’s meaning, history and future. Told through the remarkable lives and voices of Jews and Palestinians living in the Middle East today, COLLIDING DREAMS weaves together past and present, ideas and passions, wars and peace talks, brilliant minds with the voices of ordinary citizens to develop a film portrait of unprecedented depth and sensitivity. Co-directors James Dorman and Oren Rudavsky join us for a lively conversation on Zionism, anti-Semitism, the Six Day War of 1967, the settlement movement, Palestinian rights and Israel’s future.
Opens Friday March 4th at the Los Angeles Laemmle Royal, LA Laemmle Town Center, Encino Edwards Westpark 8, Irvine
“At once compassionate and rueful, “Colliding Dreams” is recommended viewing for open minds, and essential viewing for those that remain snapped shut.” – Ella Taylor, Variety
“’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.” – Kenneth Turan, LA Times
“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?” – Diana Clarke, Variety