The Oslo Diaries

PLAYING: MIDTOWN CINEMA

TUESDAY, MAY 14 • 2:30 PM 
THURSDAY, MAY 16 • 4:15 PM see full schedule >

Israel/Canada, 2018/Documentary, 94 minutes/English, Hebrew and Arabic w/English subtitles/Directed by Mor Loushy and Daniel Sivan  (TV-14)

In 1992, with Israeli-Palestinian relations at an all-time low and any communication between the sides strictly illegal, a small group of Israelis and Palestinians gathered secretly in Oslo, Norway, to find a way forward.  What followed were 1100 days of secret talks – never officially sanctioned – that led to the Oslo Accords.  The Oslo Diaries is a riveting account of those meetings, featuring never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews with key players, including the last on-camera conversation with former Israeli president Shimon Peres.  The story is also told through the diaries of the negotiators on both sides of the table: detailed and often emotional entries recounting the political intrigue, fiery rhetoric, unlikely friendships, and overwhelming desire for peace that were at the heart of the negotiations.