Beyond Borders: Stories of Interfaith Friendship

Directed by Thierry Binisti, Diane Crespo, Ela Thier
Thierry Binisti, Diane Crespo, Ela Thier
Film Movement
288 Minutes
USA, France
English, French, Hebrew, Arabic, Vietnamese
Sound: Stereo 2.0
Theatrical booking
Clemence Taillandier
Festival and non-theatrical booking
Maxwell Wolkin
Materials and print traffic
Jimmy Weaver
Press Inquiries
Michael Krause


The friendship between two people can lead to a better understanding of their different faiths. All three award-winning features in the box set BEYOND BORDERS reveal how discrimination and fear of the other can be resolved through individual connections. Included in the set are:

A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2013), Thierry Binisti's drama about the relationship forged against all odds by an Israeli girl in Jerusalem and a Palestinian boy in Gaza;

Arranged (2007), Diane Crespo and Stefan C. Schaefer's romantic comedy about an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a Brooklyn public school; and

Foreign Letters (2012), a comedy-drama from writer-director Ela Their, set in the 1980s and centering on an Israeli girl newly relocated to the U.S. and a Vietnamese refugee who becomes her friend in this strange new land.

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