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Project of the Day: A DC Lobby Group Fights for a Two-Party Solution in the Middle East

Project of the Day: A DC Lobby Group Fights for a Two-Party Solution in the Middle East

Here’s your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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J STREET:  the documentary”

Tweetable Logline:

J STREET: the documentary tracks an upstart lobby group as they fight for a two-state solution in the Middle East.

Elevator Pitch:

Three years ago, we heard a news story about a progressive American
lobby group offering a bold new vision for Middle East peace and
challenging the political establishments in Washington DC and Israel.  J
Street dares to assert that a two-state solution is Israel’s only
viable future, and any peace deal will require the American
administration to take a more active role in ending the deadlock with
the Palestinians.   J Street: The Documentary follows this
groundbreaking organization’s rise, highlighting the importance of
dissent in a democracy and the need for establishing a constructive
dialogue around our most divisive issues.


Production Team:

Ken Winikur – Producer / Director
Ben Avishai – Producer / Director
Jeremy Leach – Cinematographer
Tim Raycroft – Editor

About the Production:

“As American Jews, the conflict between the
Israelis and the Palestinians is a deeply resonant issue for us. Like
many, we are at a loss as to why a final two-state solution cannot be
achieved. Amidst this backdrop we began to hear rumblings of a new group
that was emerging called J Street. We’ve followed J Street with
extraordinary access, filming behind-the-scenes during high-level
strategy meetings, long nights on the road, and at speaking events—some
of which see J Street representatives accused of being traitors and
anti-Semites. What emerges is a complex portrait of democracy at work.” — Ken Winikur

Current Status:


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Film Website

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Mary Dale Ellis

I vote for J Street…it is thought provoking and terrific.

Leslie Harris

I vote "JStreet"

Joan Scanlan

I vote for J Street.

Elliott Seif

My vote is with J Street, a film that is critical to the
successful future of Israel.


Not sure how to vote, but I'm voting for J Street!

Kitty Axelson-berry

j-Street is the best group I know of that is working on peace, safety, and freedom/democracy in Israel and the West Bank.

Maryellen Deckard

Dear Judges,
I vote for "J Street," it is really good!

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