Foreign Affairs Club to screen 'Promises'

The Foreign Affairs Club is starting a spring movie series titled “UST Foreign Affairs Club Presents.”

The first movie, “Promises,” will be shown at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, March 3, in the auditorium, Room 126, John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts.

Following the movie, a guest speaker who grew up in Israel will lead a discussion about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the movie. Pizza and soda will be provided.

“Promises” follows one of the filmmakers, Israeli-American B.Z. Goldberg, who travels to a Palestinian refugee camp and to an Israeli settlement on the West Bank, and to the more familiar neighborhoods of Jerusalem, where he meets seven Palestinian and Israeli children.

Though the children live only 20 minutes apart, they exist in completely separate worlds; the physical, historical and emotional obstacles between them run deep.

The movie, filmed from 1995 to 2000, examines the nature of these boundaries and tells the story of a few children who dared to cross the lines to meet their neighbors.