The Oslo Diaries

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In 1992, with Israeli-Palestinian relations at a low and official communication suspended, an unlikely group of negotiators—two Israeli professors and three PLO members—met secretly in Norway. To these unsanctioned meetings, the bitter enemies brought fiercely held convictions: the Palestinians saw occupiers, the Israelis saw terrorists, and both saw a history of failed negotiations. But united in the serious desire for peace, they continued through disheartening setbacks, escalating violence, and fraught government politics, ultimately reaching an accord few thought possible.

A comprehensive, dramatic account of the negotiations and their intricate context, The Oslo Diaries recounts a geopolitical story, but its narrative voice is personal and philosophical. Articulated through the participants’ diaries and incorporating unseen archival footage, it offers a broadly resonant portrait of diplomacy, the delicate nature of peace, and individuals who, sitting in fundamental opposition, nonetheless found common ground and, in some cases, came to regard their counterparts as friends. With politics ultimately dooming the accord, one negotiator wondered if Oslo was a story of triumph or defeat before observing that the story’s end remains unwritten.

Sun. 1/21, 6:00 p.m., Park Ave., PC
Mon. 1/22, 12:30 p.m., Redstone 1, PC
Thu. 1/25, 3:00 p.m., PC Library, PC
Fri. 1/26, 9:45 p.m., Broadway 3, SLC
Sat. 1/27, 2:30 p.m., Holiday 1, PC

YEAR 2018

CATEGORY World Doc

COUNTRY Israel/Canada

RUN TIME 97 min

LANGUAGE English and Hebrew/Arabic

SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles

COMPANY Medalia Productions

WEBSITE www.medaliaproductions.com

EMAIL hilla@medaliaproductions.com

PHONE +972-54-4791124

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Artist Bio

Mor Loushy

Mor Loushy is an award-winning Israeli director. Her debut film, Israel Ltd (2009), premiered at IDFA and was broadcast worldwide. Her latest documentary, Censored Voices (2015), won an Ophir Award for best documentary. Censored Voices premiered at Sundance Film Festival and screened at BFI London and IDFA and released theatrically worldwide.


Daniel Sivan

Daniel Sivan is an award-winning Israeli director/producer known for his critical social-political documentaries. His works include Censored Voices (Sundance, Berlinale, BFI), Offside (Tribeca, IDFA), and The Patriot. He recently edited Death in the Terminal (executive produced by Mark Boal and Megan Ellison)—winner of an Ophir Award and a Hot Docs best mid-length documentary award.