Followed for three years between 1995 and 1998, “Promises” follows seven children from Palestinian and Israeli communities, offering an illuminating and heartbreaking perspective on the conflict. Examining it in a different lens, through that of the communities around us, how they differ, but how they are also similar, “Promises” takes a look through the eyes of children. Though they live 20 minutes away, the children's lives could not be more different. We watch as the children grow, develop bonds, and play outside of the boundaries of prejudices that they have heard from their parents and others around them. The children featured in “Promises” offer a refreshing, human perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.