My So-Called Enemy
Genre: Documentary | Director: Lisa Gossels | Language: English | Length: 89 minutes | Country: Israel, Palestine, United States | Year: 2010 | Rating: NR – Recommended for ages 12 and up
In July 2002, 22 Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls came to the U.S. to participate in a women’s leadership program called Building Bridges for Peace. “My So Called Enemy” is a coming of age story about 6 of the program participants and how they reconcile their transformative experience in the program with the realities of life back home in the Middle East over the next 7 years. What unfolds is an emotionally-charged film about the human consequences of all conflicts–as seen through the eyes of 6 young women who are thoughtful, intelligent and articulate beyond their years.
NCSCOS Essential Standards: 7.C.1.1, WH.H.8.2