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“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