State 194
State 194 (2013)

This fascinating question lies at the heart of STATE 194, a vital and revealing look deep inside Israel and Palestine at the men and women trying to seize an historic opportunity to end the conflict and make implementing the two-state… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 17, 2013
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

As an aid to better understanding this vital, complex dispute, the film is definitely worth a look.

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Diana Clarke
Village Voice

Is the two-state solution more appealing to Westerners with the ability to ignore the conflict? Will Palestine gain international recognition? The film delivers no answers, but it ably articulates how important it will be to keep asking those questions.

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

State 194 delivers hope, frustration and more evidence that politics should not be left just to politicians.

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Anita Gates
New York Times

Sadly, the overall effect of "State 194" is a fresh wave of frustration and discouragement over a heartbreaking and seemingly insurmountable political standoff and its human toll.

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Nora Lee Mandel

The efforts of these cock-eyed optimists are worth being seen so they won't be forgotten under the usual media onslaught of the louder preventers of peace.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

It is nigh impossible to clarify through summarizing the situation in the area and its ramifications for the world arena, much less in ninety-eight screen minutes.

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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

The film does the job, albeit less thoroughly and with more needless digressions than would even a lengthy magazine article on the subject.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A bold and illuminating documentary about the two-year campaign by a visionary and courageous Palestinian prime minister to make his country the 194th member state of the United Nations.

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

It too often feels like just one more aesthetically uninspired documentary that gives way in the end to a special round of pleading for its specific cause.

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