A compelling story of four individuals - Bushra, Rami, Meytal and Bassam - who overcome indescribable grief and trauma to embark on a courageous journey seeking mutual understanding.
Director Education & Community Engagement
Islamic Museum of Australia
A most beautiful piece of work - when that degree of empathy is on display it is truly a work of art and a thing of wonder that draws you right in.
University Psychology Lecturer
The Narrow Bridge is an extraordinary accomplishment. Esther Takac and her protagonists take us on a complex, deeply moving journey – from darkness and despair, towards the glimmer of light and hope. Everyone should watch, hear, and reflect upon this powerful and inspiring film.
Poet, Writer, Editor
Profoundly moving and urgently important
Dr Jeremie Bracka
Minerva Centre for Human Rights
Hebrew University, Jerusalem
An incredible film - poetry in the subject matter, poetry in the filmmaking.
We are still talking about The Narrow Bridge. What an exceptional achievement! Incredibly important and beautifully crafted.
Jonathan Kalman AO
Professor of Cardiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Absolutely beautiful! Should be required viewing for anyone who professes an opinion on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Head of Education
Jewish Holocaust Centre
Astonishing - A tour-de-force that must be seen the world over!
Faith Communities Council and Jewish Christian Muslim Association
A searing insight into one of the world’s most intractable conflicts. Through her lens as a trauma psychologist, director Esther Takac takes the audience on a captivating journey as we witness how pain can be a springboard toward empathy and a powerful tool for reconciliation.
The Alliance for Middle East Peace
Very moving and well-told story of brave individuals pushing through pain - you managed the almost-impossible in the context of covering this conflict: Balance.
US Institute of Peace
What an incredible story you have told and what a wonderful production.
Ron Finkel AM
Simply outstanding. Sheer brilliance.
Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce
A most incredible documentary - full of heart, angst and existential struggle but so very full of hope, warmth, connection and shared humanity.
Dr. Cathy Kezelman AM
Blue Knot Foundation - National Centre of Excellence for Trauma
A window of hope into one of the world’s toughest conflicts - should be essential viewing for all Israelis and Palestinians.
Director of Melbourne International Film Festival and
Brisbane International Film Festival (2006 – 2016)
Inspirational story of courage and empathy
Courageous, moving and eloquent film.
Artist, Curator, Educator
Wonderful movie - engaging and thought-provoking - I hope it garners many awards.
Award Winning Author
I was deeply moved by The Narrow Bridge. It’s an excellent film and I hope as many people as possible see it.
Unbelievably wonderful film – an outstanding achievement
Imbued with artistic sensitivities - the film left a huge impact on me. Cannot stop thinking about it.
Award Winning Artist
The Narrow Bridge is truly exceptional. Very moving and an important film. Make sure you don’t miss it. An extraordinary achievement.
Dr Anna Mlynek-Kalman
Director and Music Education Consultant
The people featured have a burden I would have thought is unbearable and yet they found a way to extract hope from hopelessness, strength from gut reeling tragedy and bridge-building where none should be possible.
Jewish Christian Muslim Association (JCMA)
An extraordinary film - so beautiful, moving and nuanced, so sad yet ultimately hopeful.
Dr Railea Abraams
I found tears rolling down my cheeks - it left me and I'm certain others as well, examining and challenging myself with difficult questions yet the sort that we have to confront in the pursuit of peace.
Registered Conflict Resolution Practitioner
The Narrow Bridge is a powerful nuanced and unforgettable film. An impactful experience to watch and sit with – beautifully scripted, tightly constructed, balanced, never exploitative or gratuitous.
Interviewer, Moderator, Curator
Brilliant film. Important, very moving, beautifully made.
Musician, Performer, Teacher