Alice Rothschild, author of Broken Promises, Broken Dreams (Pluto, 2007; 2010), is in the final days of fundraising for Voices Across the Divide, an oral history project sharing the stories of Palestinians.
The campaign has now reached its target, but is still open for donations. With just a few days left, all contributions will also be matched by an anonymous donor – so your gift will have twice the impact!
Alice has provided this update on the campaign and the project:
Because of you my very first online fundraising campaign to fund my documentary, Voices Across the Divide, has been a great success. Over the past weeks I have been deeply moved by all of your support. It is giving me hope that we can work together to create a better future in Israel and Palestine.
Your commitment is already making amazing things possible for Voices Across the Divide. I am thrilled to announce that the documentary has been invited to a festival in Tel Aviv organized by the Israeli organization, Zochrot, at the end of November, 2013. This is truly momentous. I am honored to share Voices Across the Divide at this festival focusing on the Nakba and hope it will contribute to a thoughtful dialogue, more understanding, and ultimately a just peace for all people in the region.
For the screening at the Zochrot Festival we are translating and creating subtitles in Hebrew. At the urging of a Palestinian film maker, we are also translating and creating subtitles in Arabic. Your support will help us hire two translators to complete this important task. It will make Voices Across the Divide accessible to many more people, highlighting this critical history, exploring the Palestinian experience of the Nakba and its multigenerational consequences.
Thank you for your support!