How long is the movie and what is the screening format?

  • “My So-Called Enemy” is 89-minutes long.  The aspect ratio is 4:3 (not widescreen).
  • The film is available for rental on DVD, HD Cam or Digibeta.
  • You can purchase or rent institutionally/educationally licensed DVDs  through New Day Films.
  • You can purchase a number of different streaming licenses through New Day Films.
  • If your educational institution subscribes to the Kanopy Streaming platform, you can stream the film here.
  • Our DVDs are Region 0 (All Regions).

Does the film have subtitles?
“My So-Called Enemy” is mostly in spoken English. The spoken Arabic and Hebrew portions are subtitled in English.

How age-appropriate is the film for young people?
We normally recommend “My So-Called Enemy” for audiences 12+ because part of the film is subtitled and there are a few brief scenes of violence. However, some parents have wanted their 7-year old children to see it. If this is for a group screening and you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Can I request an on-line screener of the film to preview in advance?
If you are an educator, clergy or with an organization, please fill out this form – and we will make it happen.

How can I bring your film to my school/religious institution/community?
We’d love it! Please click here and let us know what you have in mind: the date, location, the organizations involved/venue/anticipated audience numbers.)

Is Lisa Gossels available to speak with the film?
Absolutely! Doing this work is her greatest joy and part of her purpose. Lisa has spoken with “My So-Called Enemy” well over 100 times. Please contact her here.

When will “My So-Called Enemy” be available for individuals to purchase?
Our film is not available in the mass market at this time. But, please write us here if you want us to put you on our waiting list. If you have a special need/request, we will do our best to accommodate you.

How appropriate is “My So-Called Enemy” for multi-faith screenings?
Very appropriate! They happen all the time. Two of the main characters are Muslim, two are Jewish and two are Christian, so the film is perfect for multi-faith gatherings.

Is “My So-Called Enemy” about more than the Israeli/Palestinian conflict?
Absolutely! ”My So-Called Enemy” uses that conflict as a lens to talk about building bridges of understanding in our own communities. Our film:

  • Features young women as change agents and role models for youth empowerment.
  • Provides a platform for multi-faith and multi-cultural understanding.
  • Offers a model for conflict prevention, resolution and transformation.
  • Celebrates diversity, coexistence and the power of face-to-face humanity.
  • Addresses questions of identity, revealing the dangers of negative stereotypes and making assumptions about/creating an “other.”
  • Creates space for inclusive dialogue about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

What kind of venues does “My So-Called Enemy” normally screen at?

  • Middle Schools
  • High schools
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Churches, Islamic Centers, Jewish Community Centers, Mosques, Seminaries, Synagogues
  • In multi-faith settings
  • Peace and dialogue groups.
  • Girls/youth empowerment and women’s rights groups.
  • After-school programs/peace camps/foreign exchange programs
  • Libraries
  • Conferences
  • Themed events including Diversity Week and Women’s History Month
  • Social justice organizations with a shared vision/mission match.

Does “My So-Called Enemy” promote diversity and inclusion?
Yes. Promoting diversity and inclusion are core values of our film. ”My So-Called Enemy” celebrates religious, racial, cultural and political diversity.

How can we support your outreach efforts?
By clicking here. Thank you so much!

How can we donate to your film?
By clicking here. With much gratitude.

How can I get in touch with the main characters in your film?
Because it took a great deal of courage for the spectacular young women to share their personal truths with us, if you write us here – and we will be sure to forward your e-mail to them.

How can we connect with Building Bridges?
Building Bridges and its flagship Building Bridges for Peace women’s leadership program featured in our movie, is based in Denver, CO. If you are interested in learning more about their excellent work, their other programming and/or want to support the organization in any way, they would love to hear from you!