- Dan Setton
- 98 min
“Inspiring” – Variety
“Hugely watchable and impressively optimistic. Made with enthusiasm and passion.” – Screen Daily
The intricacies of achieving a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are brilliantly explored in Israeli filmmaker Dan Setton’s thoughtful documentary State 194.
In 2009, the then Palestinian Prime Minister, Salam Fayyad, launched a plan to demonstrate that his people were deserving of statehood, inspiring them to change their destiny and seek UN membership. The visionary leader and former economist comes across as a pragmatist and an optimist.
Setton, a Peabody Award- and Emmy- winning director and producer, follows him during his 2 year campaign, offering a vital and absorbing account of Fayyad’s still-to-be-achieved dream.
Official selection: Toronto Film Festival 2012
Official selection: Berlin International Film Festival 2013