Peter Kosminsky’s admirable docu-drama which was first screened on Channel 4 in 2011. It is a wonderful and brave attempt to connect the messy post war past with the present… highly recommended!
Interview with Peter Kosminsky can be read here.
Here is an excerpt from the link:
“The idea for The Promise began after Peter received a letter from an old soldier who had served in Palestine…..
Although Peter covers some key political events in the drama, it is a story of human relationships, love and betrayal. His central character is Erin, Len’s granddaughter, who visits Israel in her gap year to spend time with her friend Eliza. While she is awakened to the political situation, she also goes on an emotional journey as she builds a relationship with her grandfather through reading his diary of his time in Palestine.”
We are screening this in two sittings, each with a break for refreshments and to let you stretch your legs.
Starting 7pm on each night, free but donations welcome.