#88. Promises (2001)


Promises Film Project

– Directors: B.Z. Goldberg, Justine Shapiro, Carlos Bolado

– Stacker score: 88.2

– Metascore: 80

– IMDb user rating: 8.4

– Runtime: 106 minutes

Chronicling the lives of seven children from Israel and Palestine who lead very different lives, “Promises” follows them for three years from 1995 to 1998. Writing for The New York Times, Julie Salamon called the film “intensely personal and insightful…a humanist’s dream.”