“You make peace with your enemies, not your friends.” Yitzhak Rabin
In 1992, with Israeli-Palestinian relations at an all-time low and any communication punishable with jail time, a small group of Israelis and Palestinians gathered in Oslo, Norway– secretly and against the law. These meetings came to be known as The Oslo Accords and would have changed the Middle East forever – yet they were never officially sanctioned and were only chronicled by the negotiators' diaries.
This film offers an engrossing account of 1100 days of secret talks as told by the people who were there at the table: recounting the unlikely friendships, and overwhelming desire for peace that were the heart of the negotiations.
Featuring never-before-seen footage, re-construction, and exclusive interviews with key players – including the last on-camera conversation with former Israeli president Shimon Peres – the film reveals the heartbreaking moment when the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was close to resolution, but hindered by opposing political interests. Nevertheless, the Oslo Accords remains a powerful collection of documents and an echo of what could have been.
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