The film brings us a riveting account of 1100 days of secret talks during the Oslo Accords, as told by the people who were there at the table. The participants’ detailed and often emotional entries recount the political intrigue, fiery rhetoric, unlikely friendships, and overwhelming desire for peace that were the heart of the negotiations.
Featuring never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews with key players - including the last on-camera conversation with former Israeli president Shimon Peres - the film recounts a geopolitical story, with a narrative voice that is personal and philosophical. Although politics ultimately doomed The Oslo Accords, the story’s end for the people of Israel and Palestine remains unwritten.
"When a child is born in Israel, even before he's given a name, he already has a destiny which is set in stone: when he grows up he will become a soldier. This destiny is known to all, as most parents have been soldiers themselves. When we were born, back in the early 80s, our parents told us the same lie all Israeli parents give their children: "When you grow up you won't go to the army" they said."
"There will be no need for an army, as we will have peace with our neighbors." Now that we are parents ourselves, we find ourselves telling our children the exact same lie. For generations Israelis have been dreaming of peace and failing to achieve it. Our question is "why?" — Mor Loushy & Daniel Sivan : Directors of Oslo Diaries