In the midst of a long-running violent conflict, it's often parents who experience the greatest fear. What will happen to their children? Can they keep their children from being sucked in? At the best of times and in the most peaceful societies, young people often get into trouble. But in the Arab-Israeli conflict, getting into trouble can mean jail, injury or death.
The Arab-Israeli confrontation over land and security affects millions, but this short film focuses on one family's dilemma. Sameeha Jibriyn has seen her son Murad arrested and jailed four times. He continues to protest agains Israeli settlers who, he says, have taken their land by force. Many settlers believe they have a right to the land based on history and religion. Sameeha just hopes her son will stay quiet and avoid drawing attention.
There is an upside to the story. A local youth project, the idea of a former teacher, is encouraging young people across the West Bank to stand for election to youth councils. Murad was duly elected - and now he and his fellow councillors work to improve their community. It's a chance to contribute, to gain a measure of control over their own lives. It's a small but significant start.
The youth project receives assistance from the United Nations Democracy Fund.