Holy Dust: Shattered Hopes in Bethlehem (Enhanced DVD)
Situated in the war-torn West Bank region and revered by many as the city where the Messiah was born, modern-day Bethlehem is both a beacon of hope and a place of despair, a city fraught with conflict and contradiction. Following the daily lives of four Bethlehem residents and filmed over the course of seven years, this documentary provides exclusive, intimate insights into the harsh reality of life in the once-revered city. As viewers will see, the humble town of Bethlehem is now a place where everyday life is hard and only getting worse in the wake of intifada, in light of dwindling resources. Whatever the audience, this film is certain to stimulate questions and reflection, connecting the reality of poverty to a place of profound historical significance, drawing fresh attention to ancient problems - and ancient hopes.