"Them and Us": Beersheva, Ashdod, Tel Aviv, then Haifa and on to the far northern Nassariyah, bordering with Lebanon. No region in the world shows a clearer divide between “us” and “them” than the one existing between Israelis and Palestinians. But even here the picture is not simply black and white. Aboard and outside the train, subjects discussed are the perspectives on peace and war, on safety and terror, and on secular and orthodox Jews. Passengers are Israelis of Ethiopian, Arab, Russian, Polish and South American descent. Outside the train, we meet author Amos Oz, a pensioned Israeli railway worker who was forced to work on railroads for the Nazis during the Holocaust, a Palestinian singer, and a Palestinian who is in an Israeli jail after a failed suicide attack.
ABOUT TRAILS FROM THE EAST:
Trails from the East is a 13-part documentary series that chronicles a train voyage from the East to the West, through fast-changing societies, along the birthplaces of five world religions. The series tackles some of the great questions of today’s globalizing world. How do people cope with the continuing globalization? Is it a threat or an opportunity?