In 2009, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad launched a plan to demonstrate that his people were deserving of statehood, inspiring them to change their destiny and seek UN membership. Since then, they've made remarkable progress, but the political quagmire--and Fayyad's recent resignation from office--may destroy the most promising opportunity for peace in years.
The Social Action campaign for the film will focus on raising awareness and understanding of the current climate in the Middle East and the two-state solution. Check back soon for more details and ways to get involved. In the meantime, you can find out about some of the people and organizations featured in State 194 by clicking on the links below:
Palestine National Authority- Office of Prime Minister
Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity Movement
Office of the United Nations Special Coorodinator for the Middle East Process
UN General Assembly
UN News Centre
United States Special Envoy for Middle East Peace
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On November 29, 2012, Participant Media and The Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings had a special VIP screening of State 194 in Washington, DC at the Naval Heritage Center followed by a conversation between Palestinian Prime Minister Fayyad and David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker. Here is a video of the conversation!
The following is director Dan Setton's intertivew with Former Prime Minister Fayyad, which took place on May 5, 2013, several months after the film was completed.