'WITHIN THE EYE OF THE STORM'Israel, 2012.
Awards and festivals:
2012. – DocMiami – Best Contemporary Issue Film Award
Bassam Aramin and Rami Elhanan, a Palestinian and Israeli, were once dedicated fighters willing to kill and be killed by one another for the sake of their nations. Then each had a young daughter killed in the conflict. Left with the excruciating pain of bereavement, they did the unexpected and set out on a joint journey to humanize the very enemy that took the dearest thing from them and prevent the vicious cycle of retaliation in themselves and their societies. Along the way they reveal the friendship and humor that keep them alive.
The film follows their parallel stories and the moments in their personal experiences and peace work where they face their shattered families, confused communities, and opposing society. At this critical junction, where their life mission and personal agenda clash, they stand the biggest test to their friendship.