Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Films on Palestine, Occupation, and Apartheid


Where Should the Birds Fly?: A 25-year-old Gaza filmmaker records life in Gaza before, during and after the 2009 Israeli invasion with rare, live footage and a life-affirming account of herself and an 11-year old Gaza girl.  Not yet released.  58 min. Trailer at: http://www.deepdishtv.org/ProgramDetail/Default.aspx?id=3520 

Five Broken Cameras: Palestinian photographer ‘s Oscar-nominated filming  of occupation and resistance in Bilin, his village, over 5 years.  NY Times review  with trailer link:
http://movies.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/movies/5-broken-cameras-shows-life-in-one-palestinian-village.html. In wide release. Get DVD on Amazon

The Law in These Parts: Interviews with Israeli officers who set up and ran the legal system of the occupation treating Palestinians different from Israelis. Not yet released.
At: https://www.thelawfilm.com/eng/streaming#!/trailer see trailer, news (Awards) and press (52 reviews) 

Roadmap to Apartheid: Israeli/South African directors’ award-winning comparison of Palestinian and South African struggles. Narrated by Alice Walker. Get the DVD and see Roger Waters tribute at  http://roadmaptoapartheid.org. 94 min.  

Budrus: Award-winning film of protests by Palestinians joined by Israelis in village of Budrus. Israel’s relocation of wall demonstrates the power of nonviolent protest. 2009. http://www.justvision.org/budrus. Get DVD from website. 81 min

Last Shepherds of the Valley: Shepherds are trying  to survive settler & administration efforts to expel them. Watch: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/aljazeeraworld/2012/08/2012822102524273640.html. 47 min

Hard Crossings: Israeli checkpoints impact on life and economy in the West Bank and Gaza. Watch: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/aljazeeraworld/2012/06/2012627112840388494.html. 47 min

The War Around Us: The only two foreign reporters in the Gaza War live and report the experience.  Award-winning. In festivals, DVD out mid 2013. Trailer at:
http://newportbeach.festivalgenius.com/2012/films/thewararoundus_abdallahomeish_newportbeach2012#screenings.

Tears of Gaza: Terrible images from Gaza invasion by Palestinian photographers and Norwegian producers.  See trailer + 16 reviews + 2013 screening schedule at http://tearsofgazamovie.com. Not yet publicly available. 82 min.

One Family in Gaza: After the invasion, an American films one Gaza family narrating what happened and how they were affected.  Watch: http://leftwing-christian.net/2011/01/08/one-family-in-gaza.aspx. 28 min.