Documentary brings world issue to Newport

At the midpoint of Seeing Through the Wall: Meeting Ourselves in Palestine and Israel, an Israeli father whose child died in the ongoing conflicts tells a group of American tourists something. It is a message that he has made his life’s work to spread. “We are not doomed, we can break this endless cycle of violence,” he says, “and the only way to do it is simply by talking to each other.” And on July 26 at the Library Arts Center (LAC), a group of people took time out of their week to do just that.