THE HUMAN FACTOR
Highlighting a history of tragic missed opportunities, The Human Factor examines America’s complicated role in 20 years of failed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
The latest work of rigorous journalism and riveting storytelling from Dror Moreh (director of the Oscar-nominated The Gatekeepers), The Human Factor focuses on six former envoys for the American government as they relive two decades of captivating and troubling negotiations between Israel and Palestine leading up to the infamous 2000 Camp David Summit between Bill Clinton, Yasser Arafat, and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. Fascinating accounts from the delegates reveal the prep that went into some of the most famous moments, like the loaded handshake between Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, or the hopeful signing of the Oslo II Accord. The film is a time capsule from an age of greater political optimism, though the shocking assassination of Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 changed the entire outcome of foreign peace talks as right-wing nationalist Benjamin Netanyahu came to power. Moreh uncovers remarkable behind-the-scenes insights into some of the most important events in modern political history. At once illuminating and jaw-dropping, this absorbing film is sure to reshape viewers’ perceptions of the Middle Eastern peace negotiations, and America’s role in them.
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