In competition for the Best Documentary Award and the Bridging the Borders Award.
The term “military occupation” has perhaps assumed an abstract definition over time, leaving the phrase open to wayward interpretation. In order to distill the fundamentals of how a military operates and sustains its control, influential provocateur director Avi Mograbi guides the audience through a sobering and vital odyssey using the Israeli occupation of Palestine as a touchstone, beginning with the 1967 Six-Day War up to the present. Compiling numerous, often harrowing, testimonies from Israeli soldiers who were instrumental in either implementing or maintaining the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Mograbi sheds revealing and disturbing light on what may be the longest occupation in modern history. In presenting merely the facts of these soldiers’ actions rather than any philosophical or emotional ruminations on them, Mograbi’s exploration and dissection is a stark, straightforward and chilling treatise on occupational violence and domination.
|Cinematographers:||Philippe Bellaiche, Tulik Gallon|
|Cast:||Zvi Barel, Schlomo Gazit, Avi Mograbi|
|Language:||In Hebrew and English with English subtitles.|
|Running Time:||110 minutes|
|Director Filmography:||Between Fences (2016), Once I Entered a Garden (2012), Z32 (2008), Avenge But One of My Two Eyes (2005), The Reconstruction (1994)|
|Awards:||Best Documentary, European Film Awards|
|Primary Company:||The Party Film Sales|