Eleven Italian filmmakers, including celebrated veterans Ettore Scola, Mario Monicelli and Francesco Maselli are currently on location in Palestine shooting a documentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The group of directors, from Italy's Cinema del Presente Foundation have visited parts of Israel including Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and are currently examining the tough day-to-day existence of Palestinian youths. Scola has taken upon himself to cover the Israeli peace movement, but he has also interviewed the mother of the first woman suicide bomber.
Also taking part in the project are directors Wilma Labate, Franco Angeli, Giuliana Berlinguer, Maurizio Carassi, Roberto Giannarelli and Francesco Ranieri Martinotti.
The documentary is being produced by Mauro Berardi's Luna Rossa Cinematografica with each of the participants given five minutes to convey their impressions of the conflict and its effects on the region. Production should wrap in October and the final result is to be aired by RAI.