potential conversation 
by Eyal Sivan
Exclusively for Educational purposes
A new perspective for a peaceful solution
Prominent Palestinian and Israeli scholars
discuss the idea of a 'Common State' solution.
||Juliano mer Khamis Prize for the best documentary, Cinema South film festival sheroot,
Thessaloniki 14th international film festival, 'Vision du Reel' int. Documentary film festival Nyon
Documentary | 2012 | 124 min | color | HD 16:9 | Dialog: Arabic & Hebrew | Subtitles : English +| ISBN 2-915683-15-8
The deadlock in the Peace Process in Palestine/Israel and the deterioration of the situation since Oslo have provoked the revival/resurgence of an intellectual debate about the question of a 'one state solution' in Palestine. This in turn has fostered a tremendous academic, literary and artistic work dynamic drawing up the report of an already existing “common state” paradigm.
A common State in the sense of two national communities intermingling on a same land; one forming the majority, the other a minority; their respective citizenship is defined at best with vagueness, at worst with inequality.
In his new film Eyal Sivan discusses with prominent Palestinian and Israeli scholars activists and thinkers working on the idea of a common State.
The film stages a virtual conversation between Arab-Palestinians and Jewish-Israelis, all “children of the country” – politicians and settlers, lawyers and artists, old and young, Sephardic and Ashkenazi Israeli Jews, Palestinian Arabs in Israel and the occupied territories and in the diaspora.
With: Ariella Azoulay, Omar Barghouti, Meron Benvenisti, Rozeen Bisharat, Eliaz Cohen, Leila Fersakh, Haim hanegbi, Sandi Hilal, Ala Hlehel, Hassan Jabareen, Yael Lerer, Gideon Levy, Roucham Marton, Hisham Naffa'a, Salman Natour, Ilan Pappe, Nurit Peled-Elhanan, Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin, Nadim Ruhana, Yehuda Shenhav, Ayelet Tzviel Haddad, Michel Warschwski, Khaled Ziadeh, Haneen Zouabi
Key words: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Colonization, Conflict resolution, Decolonization, Discrimination, Nakba, Nationalism, Occupation, One State solution, Palestinian Refugees, Partition, Two-State solution, Zionism