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  • BESA: The Promise
    BESA: The Promise
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  • British Garden: Life And Death On Your Lawn
    British Garden: Life...
    1 x 89'
  • Cantabria: Spain's Magical Mountains
    Cantabria: Spain's...
    2 x 60'
  • Circus Of The Wild
    Circus Of The Wild
    1 x 60'
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    Cuddly & Wild:...
    1 x 60'
  • Bitcoin Big Bang
    Bitcoin Big Bang
    1 x 104'
  • Bit Player, The
    Bit Player, The
    1 x 89'
  • Food Evolution
    Food Evolution
    1 x 92'
  • Game, The
    Game, The
    1 x 106'
  • Guy With The Knife, The
    Guy With The Knife,...
    1 x 90'
  • Habit & Armour
    Habit & Armour
    1 x 100'
  • Most Unknown, The
    Most Unknown, The
    1 x 90'
  • Nefertiti - The Lonely Queen
    Nefertiti - The...
    3 x 60'
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    Revolution In...
    2 x 60'
  • Saving Giants
    Saving Giants
    1 x 88'
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    Sixteen Legs
    2 x 60'
  • Spider House
    Spider House
    1 x 89'
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    Trick With The Gun,...
    1 x 90'
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    Untamed Romania
    1 x 90'
  • Victoria And Albert: The Wedding
    Victoria And Albert:...
    1 x 90'
  • V-Day
    V-Day
    1 x 120'
  • Vitamania
    Vitamania
    1 x 90'
  • Wild Ways Of The Coast
    Wild Ways Of The...
    1 x 60'
  • Woman Who Loves Giraffes, The
    Woman Who Loves...
    1 x 60'
  • Yasuni Man
    Yasuni Man
    1 x 86'
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BESA: The Promise
BESA: The Promise 1 x 86'
More than seven years in the making, BESA: The Promise is the untold story of the men and women of Albania – almost all of them Muslims – who faced down the Nazis armed only with their traditional honor code of besa and saved the lives of nearly two thousand Jews. This tale of heroism was nearly lost forever in the communist decades that followed World War II. It’s a story that’s brought to light through the contemporary prism of two men joined together in a remarkable and unexpected quest.

One is Norman H. Gershman, a renowned Jewish-American photographer who is determined to record the bravery and compassion of the Albanians. The other is Rexhep Hoxha, a shopkeeper from Tirana, Albania, who asks Norman to help him locate a Jewish family his Muslim parents sheltered during the war. This family, he tells Norman, entrusted his father with three Hebrew books, books that – under the ancient Albanian code of besa – must now be returned.

The journey that unfolds is extraordinary. With its thoroughly researched history and its profoundly emotional storytelling style, BESA: The Promise challenges some of the most fundamental assumptions about the presumed enmity between Islam and Judaism and eloquently reminds us of the power of good people to transform the way we view our world.

Music score by Philip Glass

http://besathepromise.com/

Duration

1 x 86'

Production Company

JWM Productions

Definition

HD

YOP

2009

Delivery

Immediately

Production Company
JWM Productions
Definition
HD
YOP
2009
Delivery
Immediately

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