Three Promises

Dir. Yousef Srouji; 2023


The Blue Note Fri, Mar 1 4:15 PM
Q&A with director Yousef Srouji
Missouri Theatre Sat, Mar 2 12:30 PM
Q&A with director Yousef Srouji
The Globe Sun, Mar 3 5:00 PM
Q&A with director Yousef Srouji
Film Info
Original Language:Arabic


In the early 2000s, Israel’s military retaliated against the Palestinian uprising in the West Bank, resulting in a years-long siege. Suha, married and a mother of two, coped by picking up her camera to document her family’s day-to-day experience. With her children struggling to sleep, bombings in the near distance, and the reality of the situation seeping closer and closer, the family is faced with a tough decision. Nearly two decades later, her son discovers her hidden archive of home movies. Three Promises tells the intimate story of a Christian family, in lockdown, facing the hardest decision of all: leave your home behind to protect your family, or risk it all to stay in the place you love? This film speaks to a mother’s love, the meaning of home, and survival amidst the worst circumstances. (KM) This film contains images of bombings and explosions.