Although they may have had little
in common in life, Fahmi Abou Ammouneh and David Biri are linked
in death, their fates tied to Netzarim Junction in the Gaza Strip,
a crossroads between the Israeli settlement of Netzarim and the
Palestinian refugee camp of Nusseirat. It became a strategic location
during the Oslo peace process, which left Nezarim isolated in Palestinian
It was there that David and Fahmi died - the first Israeli soldier
and the first resident of Nusseirat to lose their lives in conflict
that has since seen nearly 1,000 Israelis and 3,000 Palestinians
killed. Using home videos and memories of family and friends, THE
JUNCTION shows the ripple effects on their loved ones and their
"Elegantly structured... A powerful
reminder that the smallest skirmishes exact a grim toll in blood
-George Robinson, Jewish Week
"An excellent film...moving...Compels us to reconcile the irreconcilable."
-Leonardo Digital Reviews
“...looks beyond the current wave
of violence, to its roots in a culture of tragedy and denial."
-The Village Voice
"Very moving... A powerful metaphor
for the futility of our conflict with the Palestinians."
-Jury of 2003 Haifa Film Festival
"An intelligent and sensitive contribution
to the discussion of settlements. Rather than reiterate the tired
monologues of both sides, THE JUNCTION courageously pierces through
the rhetoric in its penetrating juxtaposition of the stories of
these two young men and the aftermath for the surviving loved ones."
-Al Jadid, A Review & Record
of Arab Culture and Arts
Best Documentary, 2003 Haifa
2004 Global Visions Film Festival
2004 Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival
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