About B.Z. Goldberg
B.Z. Goldberg was born in Boston but grew up in Israel just outside of Jerusalem. B.Z. attended New York University Film School where he studied with Brian Winston, media pioneer George Stoney, and Boris Fruman. In 1987 when the Palestinian uprising broke out, B.Z. returned to Jerusalem to produce television news for Reuters TV, the BBC, NBC, CNN and NHK. In 1995, armed with this attitude of curiosity and hunger, he and Justine Shapiro started meeting children in the Middle East, some of whom would become the subjects of Promises. B.Z. is fluent in Hebrew and conversant in Arabic.