The Middle East peace process has been marked with highs and lows throughout its history, and such volatility, sadly, shows no signs of abating. Thus, protecting what billionaire and ‘back door channel’ Leon Charney refers to as “the lost art of diplomacy” – shrouded by necessity in secret communications and liaisons – is all the more important in the WikiLeaks era. This film, featuring interviews with such integral figures as Jimmy Carter and Henry Kissinger, takes a detailed look at how diplomatic channels influenced and propelled the peace process towards the Camp David Accords and the peace treaty of 1979. While those events may be in the recent past, in the tumultuous wake of the Arab Spring, they carry remarkable resonance today.
Partners: Produced by Channel Production Films; distributed by Solid Entertainment (international), Fisher Klingenstein Films (U.S./theatrical)
Airing: Q1 2012 (PBS)
Length: 1 x 50 minutes, 1 x 96 minutes
Rights available: All broadcast rights except North America