Esther Takac Interview by GREG KING
This documentary is a searching journey into the souls of four people who, after searing pain, develop strengths they never had before. Bushra, Rami, Meytal and Bassam, women and men who lost a child or parent in violent conflict, are creating a sacred space for change as they transform their grief into a bridge for reconciliation. The film follows their paths from devastating trauma to courageous activism. But their stories are not just personal. They all belong to a controversial grassroots movement of broken-hearted people ‘Israeli Palestinian Bereaved Families’ who stand side-by-side to end the violence and build a future based on dignity and equality. The film is screening at a series of Q&A screenings. It will be showing at the Classic Cinema on May 28, and Esther Takac will be in attendance along with Bassam and Rami. Greg spoke to first time feature film director Esther Takac about some of the challenges she faced in making this moving documentary, crowdfunding, editing the film.