An extraordinary, internationally acclaimed documentary about impact of the 2008 Gaza bombings on civilians and children, by filmmaker Vibeke Løkkeberg. After watching news reports from her home in Norway, Løkkeberg attempted to gain access to Gaza to report on events there, but discovered first-hand that international journalists were barred from entering the area. The denial of access further impelled her to report on the story, and she proceeded to gather raw footage from Palestinian cameramen and eye-witnesses living in Gaza who recorded bombings on smart phones. Continue reading Video: Tears of Gaza
Series on the Palestinian ‘catastrophe’ of 1948 that led to dispossession and conflict that still endures.
“The Nakba did not begin in 1948. Its origins lie over two centuries ago….”
So begins this four-part series on the ‘nakba’, meaning the ‘catastrophe’, about the history of the Palestinian exodus that led to the first Arab-Israeli war in 1948 and the establishment of the state of Israel. Continue reading Al Nakba – the Catastrophe
Excellent documentary from 2007 about the Israeli lobby and it’s impact on US foreign policy. The first minute and 20 seconds are entirely in Dutch – but the rest of documentary is in English (occasionally Dutch narrated but you won’t miss a thing if you don’t understand it). Featuring John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago’s Department of Political Science and Stephen M. Walt of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government who wrote the paper: “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy” and later a book by the same name.
A short clip from the documentary “Checkpoint”
“All of Ramallah is a jungle, there are monkeys, dogs, gorillas. The problem is that the animals are locked, they can’t come out. We’re humans. They’re animals. (5:19) They aren’t human, we are. (5:21)
Full documentary here