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Looking at Across the Divide

Carlos Ferreira

May 31, 2012
We hear of places all over the world where people find themselves living amid turmoil and hardship. It is in these very places where we find individuals who, despite having to endure great suffering, remain grounded in their faith and continue to have hope for a better world.
Across the Divide takes viewers to Bethlehem University, the first university established in the West Bank and first Catholic university in the Holy Land. There we meet students like Berlanty Azzam, who must persevere to exercise her right to a higher education amidst the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Forced to leave Bethlehem by military decree, Berlanty has to find a way to keep her dream alive. Across the Divide shares Berlanty’s story with the world, along with those of other determined and hopeful students.
This is the description of the most recent Salt + Light documentary Across the Divide, on the occasion of its world premiere at the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema in Vancouver this Sunday, June 3. Perspectives host Pedro invites the writer/co-director Kris Dmytrenko and the protagonist, Berlanty Azzam, to tell us the story of this documentary.
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