"Colliding Dreams" film tackles Zionism's history and controversy

This week and next across the US, a new film Colliding Dreams is premiering that aims to recover lost nuance on the roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Directed by Joseph Dorman and Oren Rudavsky, it combines interviews with Jews and Palestinians to re-explore the fundamental issues.
More about the film below and at

Colliding Dreams film poster

COLLIDING DREAMS recounts the dramatic history of one of the most controversial, and urgently relevant political ideologies of the modern era. The century-old conflict in the Middle East continues to play a central role in world politics. And yet, amidst this fierce, often-lethal controversy, the Zionist idea of a homeland for Jews in the land of ancient Israel remains little understood and its meanings often distorted. The documentary addresses that void with a gripping exploration of Zionism’s meaning, history and future. Told through the remarkable lives and voices of Jews and Palestinians living in the Middle East today, COLLIDING DREAMS weaves together past and present, ideas and passions, wars and peace talks, brilliant minds with the voices of ordinary citizens to develop a film portrait of unprecedented depth and sensitivity.

By award-winning filmmakers Joseph Dorman (Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness and Arguing the World) and Oren Rudavsky (A Life Apart: Hasidism in America and Hiding and Seeking).

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New York City
Lincoln Plaza Cinemas
Los Angeles Area
Laemmle Royal, LA
Laemmle Town Center, Encino
Edwards Westpark 8, Irvine

March 11
Palm Springs
Cinemas Palme d’Or Palm Desert CA
South Florida
AMC Aventura, Aventura
Living Room Theaters, Boca Raton
Movies of Delray, Delray
Movies of Lakeworth, Lakeworth
Regal Shadowwood, Boca Raton
Seattle, WA
Sundance Cinema

Cleveland Ohio
Cedar Lee Theater

Phoenix, AZ
Harkins Shea 14 Phoenix AZ

“A must see. Not only for Jews, but for non-Jews and even those who have issues with the existence of Israel.” – Unseen Films

“Thoughtful and Invaluable. A Significant Cinematic Achievement “- Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

“Fabulous. A must-see documentary – Leah Falk, Jewniverse

“COLLIDING DREAMS is as good a feature-length history of Zionism as we’re likely to get: judicious, sophisticated, attentive to a range of viewpoints…” – Stuart Klawans, The Nation

“Subtle and thoughtful. The story they tell is a compelling one.” – Jewish Week

“Faultless in explaining why Zionism, and why it created a trap from which no exit now appears visible.” — Nathan Glazer, Co- Author Beyond the Melting Pot

“A tour de force. The editing is brilliant, the images powerful, the message unmistakable.” — Uri D. Herscher, Founding Pres & CEO, Skirball Cultural Center

“A must see. Not only for Jews, but for non-Jews and even those who have issues with the existence of Israel.” – Unseen Films

“Magnificent. Beautifully crafted; balanced, incredibly informative.” — John Ruskay, Exec VP Emeritus, UJA Federation of NY

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