V poušti – Omarův sen / In the Desert – Omar’s Dream

In The Desert is a diptych documentary about two realities and two families in one land. Both parts have a dialectic relationship to each other; an inherent tension that exists by their very juxtaposition.Omar’s dream is about a Palestinian family; Avidan’s dream is about a Jewish one. Both families live in an area of the West Bank that is governed by the Palestinian Authority, but controlled by the Israeli Army officially prohibiting anyone from settling there. The two families live on opposite hills, but never meet. Both men discover their lives are determined by a personal struggle to define who they really are rather than by political conflict.