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"A vital study of loss and memory. Grounded in the art of listening, 'The Ruins of Lifta' builds a powerful, personal, political conversation between Palestinians and Israelis looking to live differently. The result is necessary viewing." - Diana Clarke, Village Voice

"An achingly poignant documentary that investigates a debate in which dueling narratives collide." - Daniel M. Gold, The New York Times

"In the personalized documentary from Menachem Daum and Oren Rudavsky, Daum acts as a thoughtful onscreen guide to what the picturesque hillsides and its stone remains represent. Daum, an Orthodox Jew and descendant of Holocaust survivors, compassionately engages with Palestinians...finding especially soulful discourse with a displaced Liftawi named Yacoub Odeh." -Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

"A thoughtful lesson in history -- and listening. Illuminating." - Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

"By turns inspiring and dispiriting, 'The Ruins of Lifta' offers a muscular example of the ability of documentaries to make the political intensely personal." - Ella Taylor, NPR

"To the great credit of its creators, 'The Ruins of Lifta' offers no pat dialogue-based solution to the crises of the region. Guardedly hopeful." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week

"Provocative...allows the ambiguity to surface through interviews that reflect a range of heartfelt experiences and interpretations...visually stunning and packs an emotional wallop." - Simi Horwitz, Film Journal International

"Intertwines the personal and the political as Daum maneuvers between the anguish of all sides." - Adi Mahalel, Forward