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"Sobering. A tough and clear-eyed look at how things are, rather than how we want them to be."- Ken Jaworowski, The New York Times

"Hava Kohav Beller’s beautifully shot documentary gives an urgent and very modern new face to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."- New York Magazine

"An extraordinary documentary that, for anyone genuinely interested in and/or concerned with the seemingly intractable Israel/Palestine conflict, becomes an immediate must-see. The movie does a splendid job of forcing us to consistently confront both sides of the issue and to see things from the alternative viewpoint. It is moving and surprising, even occasionally funny, but always thoughtful and humane."- James van Maanen, Trust Movies

"Hava Kohav Beller has done a great service to the cause of peace with her engrossing, illuminating documentary... strongly recommended for the light it sheds and for the hope it raises for a future, if only there could be a political breakthrough. Her important movie contributes welcomely to the need for greater dialogue and further movement toward the peace process."- William Wolf, Wolf Entertainment Guide

"Hava Kohav Beller has shown us that a dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians is the only way out of a violent and tragic stalemate that has lasted fifty years and more. Her beautiful camera work has found the dignity and intelligence in each interlocutor on both sides of the conflict. No one can see this film without being changed. It is a monument to patience, objectivity and compassion."- Edmund White

"This documentary about a seemingly intractable problem has the good sense to capture the full spectrum of ambivalence, conviction, wariness and good will. If an honest dialogue is the initial step toward reconciliation, what we are given here could stand as a model. Its complexity is salutary, its professional film-making skill exemplary." - Phillip Lopate

"In The Land of Pomegranates dramatically and even handedly portrays the seemingly intractable problems of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by casting its net wide but judiciously. This includes a soul searching and painfully honest discussion by members of the young generation on both side of the conflict. It is a must-see film for anyone looking for a sensitively nuanced yet highly informative examination of this heart breaking impasse between two peoples. In The Land of Pomegranates is not only a film, it is an experience." - Arnold Steinhardt

"Informative and thought-provoking. One thing that's valuable about a film like this is that it shows us places that writing alone leaves too abstracted. Here we get an immediate sense of certain bustling city streets, tranquil farms and other landscapes, perhaps the most piquant and resonant being those that flank the Wall, i.e. the structure that's called a security fence by one side, an apartheid fence by the other." -Godfrey Cheshire,