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Famed writer and critic Susan Sontag's sole documentary project, shot in Israel on the fly in the final days and immediate aftermath of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Not only does the film scrutinize the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict, it also brilliantly underscores the deepening divisions within the Jewish thought over the very question of Palestinian sovereignty. Banned by Israeli authorities upon its initial release, it's a visually visceral portrait of a land torn apart.
Documentary examining the American Jewish conversation about Israel and Palestine. With billions of dollars in U.S. aid pouring into the region each year, American public opinion has become a driving force in this dispute. From street demonstrations to kitchen table discussions, this film follows individuals whose views span the political spectrum.
5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first hand-account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, the footage was later given to Israeli co-director Guy Davidi to edit. Structured around the violent destruction of each one of Burnat's cameras, the filmmakers' collaboration follows one family's evolution over five years of village turmoil. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify and lives are lost
Tells the story of a Paelestinian father and daughter who united Arab and Israeli factions to create a non-violent movement and save their village from destruction by Israeli's Separation Barrier. They not only save the village, but the Barrier is pushed back behind the Green Line into No Man's Land. In the process, Ayed and Iltezam unleash an inspiring, yet little-known, movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories that is still gaining ground today. In an action-filled documentary featuring archival footage of this movement from its infancy, Budrus will inspire and challenge audiences worldwide.
Chronicles the first two decades of Israel's existence, offering new insights on the origins of the Middle East conflict. The film weaves together historical narrative, anecdotes and dramatic personal stories, drawing on interviews with the leaders who helped make that history.
Edge, Dan, Norma Percy, Mark Anderson, Juliet Stevenson, Bill Clinton, Yasir Arafat, and Ariel Sharon. 2005. Elusive peace: Israel and the Arabs. Alexandria, VA: PBS Home Video.
Bacha, Julia, Ronit Avni, Rula Salameh, Ayed Morrar, Iltezam Morrar, Kobi Snitz, Ahmed Awwad, et al. 2011. Budrus.
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