The decades-old failure of negotiations to reach a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has led disheartened participants on both sides of the divide to reexamine the viability of a one-state approach. In their probing documentary A People Without a Land, filmmakers Eliyahu and Pennie Ungar-Sargon offer an illuminating historical overview of the struggle, and visit Israel and the Palestinian territories in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to explore both the challenges and possibilities that a one-state configuration might present. Their interviews with advocates and observers from across the political spectrum reveal skepticism and the ongoing fears, grievances and tensions of the present-day situation, even as they must face the dilemma that a one-state solution might be the only remaining option for peace.
Conscientious Projector screens A People Without a Land on Thursday, May 12, 7:00 p.m. at Armory Center for the Arts. Filmmakers Eliyahu and Pennie Ungar-Sargon and interfaith leaders join us for a community discussion following the film. The event is co-sponsored by All Saints Church’s Middle East Ministry. The Armory is located at 145 N. Raymond in Old Pasadena. Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons.