Saturday, 13 September
FILM APPRECIATION WORKSHOP II Suresh Chabria, FTII
SPECIAL FOCUS: ISRAEL-PALESTINE
PALESTINE FOR BEGINNERS, Linda Bevis & Edward Mast, USA, 72’
A fast-moving guide to the roots of conflict, key historical and current events, and the characters and motivations behind the ongoing crisis.
SOUTH ASIA PREMIERE PEACE, PROPAGANDA & THE PROMISED LAND Bathsheba Ratzkoff & Sut Jhally, USA, 80’
The film provides a striking comparison of US and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, zeroing in on how
structural distortions perceptions of the
in US coverage Israeli-Palestinian
have reinforced false conflict. This pivotal
documentary exposes how the foreign policy interests of American political elites—oil, and a need to have a secure military base in the
region, among others—work relations strategies to exercise from the region is reported.
in combination with Israeli public a powerful influence over how news
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Sixth Seattle Arab & Iranian Film Festival, Seattle Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Denmark Tempo Documentary Film Festival, Sweden
SOUTH ASIA PREMIERE AT THE GREEN LINE, Jesse Atlas, USA, 52’
Military service in Israel is mandatory. The act of refusal may be considered treason by certain members of Israeli society who see no other alternative to protecting their families and their country. A passionate and raw documentary about Israeli conscientious objectors and active Israeli soldiers struggling to reconcile their roles as occupiers, as they wrestle with the effectiveness and personal morality of their choices.
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Festival Best Doc, Doxa Documentary Film Festival Toronto Jewish Film Festival Boston Jewish Film Festival