Dear Friends and Supporters,
Happy Passover and Easter from Jerusalem! It has been about five years since we first started shooting our documentary "A Third Way". It has been a challenging period on all levels: living in Israel/Palestine is always a daily or weekly surprise - waves of hopes and disappointments (we live a couple blocks from the main road between Jerusalem and Bethlehem - which has more than once been closed so Kerry's motorcade could make its way to and from meetings with Mahmoud Abbas).
And "A Third Way" has had ups and downs too - early naivete (sure - a happy ending, overcoming all obstacles!) gave way to many challenges to our characters successfully growing their organic garden/farm together.
Ultimately, a public activity like a farm business proved to be impossible. But then, several months later, we were introduced to a new, very charismatic Palestinian activist character, Ali Abu Awwad. Ali began to conceive projects with some of the same settlers that we had been following - and now it looks like our whole last chapter will deal with this unexpected upturn, involving Ali, Shaul, and others.
So no - we didn't give up on our movie. We now know in our bones that a documentary following "reality" sometimes needs a few more waves of reality than we had originally imagined.
Thank you so much for you support, and we plan to finally have finished editing "A Third Way" by late this Summer or early Fall. We will then have the manpower and focus to send out all rewards, including DVDs and digital downloads of our movie.
Here is a brand new trailer for "A Third Way", with material shot in the last few months:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkrMh22szsw
And you are welcome to follow our progress on our Facebook page, if you don't already (and please "Like" us): www.facebook.com/AThirdWay
All best from Jerusalem,