We have grown accustom to bad news coming from Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. I stay here offers a message of hope and possibility from Palestinians engaging in non violent resistance to Israel’s decades long occupation of Palestine. Since 1967 Israel has maintained a military occupation of land designated for a Palestinian nation that includes the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. I Stay Here documents individuals and groups who have resisted the occupation through non violent actions. Sometimes this means engaging in protests, at others times it means building alternatives, and still others it simply means making do within the confines of oppressive conditions. This film represents the fears and frustrations, hopes and dreams of those working towards peace, justice and a meaningful life for Palestinians.