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by Barbara Cupisti


The stories of conflicts and private dramas, that recount history, are revealed through the experiences of mothers who live in war ravaged lands, with the ever constant fear that their children will never return. The pain of losing a child, whether he be victim or killer, is profound, destructive, unjust and senseless. The suffering caused by the loss of a relative is universal whatever the race or creed. Israeli and Palestinian mothers, who have experienced such terrible drama, help us to understand it through their accounts. The mothers who testify all have different viewpoints, social and cultural backgrounds yet they all agree that no more innocents must pay for faults which are not their own. They are stories of pain and anger in a land where forgiveness no longer exists. The parents of the Parents Circle (the only organisation which unites Palestinian and Israeli parents of victims) explain how they are trying to build a better future for the generations to come.

original title: Madri
country: Italy
sales agent: Adriana Chiesa Enterprises
year: 2007
genre: documentary
directed by: Barbara Cupisti
screenplay: Barbara Cupisti
cinematography by: Eyal Zahavi, Raed Al Helou
film editing: Francesca Mor
music: Francesco Cerasi
producer: Alex Ponti
production: RAI Cinema, Digital Studio
distributor: 01 Distribution
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