THE NARROW BRIDGE explores the emotional journeys of four people who, after profound pain, develop strengths they never had before. After losing a child or parent in one of the world’s most unrelenting conflicts, these remarkable women and men are choosing to harness their grief to build peace.
Whilst many of their countrymen respond to such loss with anger and hate, which further drive the cycle of violence, Bushra, Rami, Meytal and Bassam have become activists, transforming their pain into a bridge for understanding.
Their stories are not just personal; they’re also deeply political. They all belong to an extraordinary grassroots organisation of heartbroken people, ‘Israeli Palestinian Bereaved Families,’ who are determined to change the culture of conflict.
As we follow Bushra, Rami, Meytal and Bassam through aching pain, internal struggles and courageous shifts in thinking, the film explores who they used to be, who they are now and how the experience of trauma changed them. Today Rami mobilizes demonstrations against violence, Bushra and Meytal talk reconciliation with Israeli and Palestinian women, and Bassam speaks to high school students in Tel Aviv and Nablus.
Despite fierce opposition from family, community and their own governments, they never give up. But few people have heard of them — this film will change that.
In an increasingly polarized and anxious world, as we manage with the collective trauma of a pandemic — this story about developing strength after pain, about breaking down stereotypes and building peace — speaks to us all. Charting an inspiring journey of the human spirit, THE NARROW BRIDGE signals a way forward to personal and social change.