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Confluence of Events
"Confluence of Events" is an hour-long, organic one-on-one conversation with one of the “unsung heroes” of the historic Camp David Peace Accords— Leon Charney. In this exclusive special report, Charney reveals for the first time the consequential role he played as a backdoor channel and trusted advisor to President Jimmy Carter throughout the Middle East peace process.
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Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace
“Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace,” based on the book written by Leon H. Charney, reveals the true story of the men who acted largely behind the scenes during the historic peace process between Israel and Egypt in 1979.
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"Back Door Channels" was released in U.S. theaters last year, premiering at New York's Lincoln Center. The film has screened at festivals and institutions around the world and a television version was released on Public Television (PBS) nationwide.
Monte Carlo Film Festival New York WLIW Hebrew Institute of Riverdale
Abu Dhabi Film Festival Los Angeles KVCR Yeshiva University
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival San Francisco KQED Carter Center
Jerusalem International Film Festival Boston WEKW Institute of Riverdale
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Film Press

"A well-reported history of the Camp David talks, the events that led to them, and the difficult negotiations that followed to forge the peace treaty that was signed the next spring." – New York Times

“Riveting" and "Enthralling" – Variety

Human characters emerge from photo ops and heroes from the shadows – Village Voice

“Packed with impressive archival footage and rare interviews…” – Los Angeles Times


Film Reviews

Great documentary for all backgrounds
"This is a great view for everyone...those with only a passing interest in the region as well as those with the deepest passion for the politics and peoples involved.” – Amazon (5 out of 5 stars) on "Back Door Channels" DVD, 2012.03.21

Maybe there's hope for the Middle East
“The film is like a real version of Mission Impossible, it had me at the edge of my seat throughout. I highly recommend the film not only to those interested in world politics but for anyone who loves watching the impossible unfold.” – Amazon (5 out of 5 stars) on "Back Door Channels" DVD, 2012.03.27

A fantastic blueprint for creating peace
“I knew Leon Charney was a great real estate tycoon, but I had no idea that he played such an important role at Camp David. Hopefully our current president will realize that peace in the Middle East is as important as President Carter thought. Something needs to give today and this film provides a fantastic blueprint for creating peace!” – Netflix (5 out of 5 stars) on "Back Door Channels" Online Streaming

Very Informative
“This film seems to have something for everyone – enough background information to bring newbies up to speed, as well as some fascinating new information and insights from the people who were there to change history.” – iTunes (5 out of 5 stars) on "Back Door Channels" Rental/Download

Intriguing look back
“A wonderful look back - as a student of jimmy carter and his presidency, I was fascinated at this intriguing look back!” – Barnes & Noble (5 out of 5 stars) on "Back Door Channels" DVD

The archival footage was priceless
“The archival footage was priceless, most of which I've never seen. This documentary is the reason I love documentaries” – Hulu (4 out of 5 stars) on “Back Door Channels” Online Streaming