The Promised Band

Dir. Jen Heck | 89 min
Documentary United States 2016 EnglishArabicHebrew with English subtitles DC Premiere

Saturday, May 58:45 PM Bethesda Row Cinema

Tuesday, May 86:15 PM E Street Cinema

The story of a fake rock band comprised of Israeli and Palestinian women who decide that—despite their limited artistic ability—a music group offers them a useful cover under which to meet and interact.

Aided by a naïve but well-meaning American TV producer (film director Jen Heck), the unlikely musicians cross all manner of borders: the physical and walled off, the societally–defined, and most of all, the personal. An inspiring and humanizing look at a conflict that appears a touch less intractable when confronted through an individual, female, and open lens.



  • Jury Award for Best Documentary
    2016, Cinequest


Print Source

Federgreen Entertainment
Avi Federgreen


This event finished on May 9, 2018.