FRONTLINE: Shattered Dreams of Peace, The Road From Oslo (PBS)
Winner 2002 | A SET Production and C-Films Production for WGBH-Boston in association with France2, Abu Dhabi Television and Tel-Ad Israel
In the summer of 2000, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators were on the brink of reaching a peace agreement. After years of negotiation, both sides seemed ready to move forward—never before had the dream of peace seemed so close. Within weeks, however, the window of opportunity had closed and the peace process had collapsed. As the Middle East continues to erupt in violence, FRONTLINE examines the faltering, frustrating quest for harmony in Shattered Dreams of Peace. Beginning with the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the two-hour documentary traces the ongoing peace process through years of negotiations and up through the chaotic events still unfolding. With never-before-seen footage of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and interviews with key figures on both sides of the bargaining table, Shattered Dreams gives viewers unprecedented access to the decision-making process on which the fate of millions depends. This impeccably researched and detailed presentation is the work of Producer/Directors Dan Setton and Tor Ben Mayor, Co-producer Peter Christian Fueter, Associate Producers Talia Arouche and Sabrina Castro, WGBH Executive Producer Zvi Dor-Ner, and Consulting Producer David Espar. Shattered Dreams of Peace was narrated by Will Lyman and co-written by Hirsh Goodman. Executive Producer for FRONTLINE is David Fanning. For providing viewers with a clear, compelling, frustrating yet hopeful exploration of the prospects for peace in the Middle East, a Peabody Award goes to FRONTLINE: Shattered Dreams of Peace, The Road From Oslo.