THE NARROW BRIDGE 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. Despite fierce political and family opposition, they refuse to give up.
Bushra, Rami, Meytal and Bassam all wish they could turn back time to before tragedy struck, but they never regret who they have become. Charting a journey of hope amidst pain, THE NARROW BRIDGE lights a way to personal and social change.
Esther is an award-wining filmmaker and author, and a child and adult trauma psychologist. She has studied feature and factual filmmaking for many years and hopes to use her range of experience and skills to create films with depth and sensitivity. After completing THE NARROW BRIDGE Esther is working on a number of other film projects including a feature film script and a short animation film about immigration and memory of interest to various museums. She recently completed directing a suite of seven short films for the Luminous exhibition showing at the Stage Library of Victoria.