Stage Setting Theater Heidelberg (with Marc Bausback), 2016
Lizzie Doron herself, an elderly writer, meets a younger Arab-Palestinian journalist at a peace conference in Rome. Both are human rights activists, both work for peace. Although their direct interaction is marked by mutual prejudice and the family of both are not happy about their flowering friendship, Lizzie and Nadim decide to make a film together. The book traces the efforts to realise this project. They encounter thousands of difficulties, including armed conflict and lack of money. Both become more and more aware of their preconceptions and both see the need to overcome stereotyped reactions.The challenges reflect the real and imagined state of emergency in which Israelis and Palestinians both live. The film is never made. Regarding Israel and Palestine, at some point they decide that they live in the same lunatic asylum – only in different wards.