DVD - 2004 | Hebrew
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"Over three million Palestinians live in The West Bank and Gaza Strip, which has been under Israeli military authority since 1967. Israeli director Yoav Shamir documents the impact of the enforced boundaries know as 'checkpoints' on the Israeli border guards drafted to monitor them and the Palestinian citizens who must pass through them daily" -- Container.
Publisher: [Beverly Hills, Calif.] : Choices, Inc., [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9781930545922
Branch Call Number: HEBREW DVD 323.44 C411 2004
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: In Hebrew and Arabic, with English subtitles
Alternative Title: Cinema verité defined


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Oct 09, 2017

What a dud. Watch the first 10 minutes, then watch paint dry for a change of pace. In the last 70 minutes, all you will see is repetition of the first 10. The same sequence of events are carried out throughout the film. The faces change; the climate changes and the checkpoints change, but the behavior, action and story is identical. It doesn't matter if you change the camera angle. When you show the same event without progressing any story content, it's as boring an exercise in film making as it gets. With all the accolades this documentary received, I expected much more than it delivered. I rate this one out of five sleeping pills.

Feb 27, 2016

A little dated but it does demonstrate the inanity of the situation. I don't know who is more humiliated by these checkpoints - the Palestinians who wait and suffer or the Border soldiers who have to sleep with themselves at night.

Dec 28, 2015

Ah yes, feeling humiliated has always been good basis for murdering innocent civilians and children. Not to mention parental love of teaching hate above compassion, understanding or empathy.

Mar 22, 2012

Everyone should see this film. Made by Israelis, it is hardly unfair to Israel. It merely shows what is suppressed in American reporting. The daily humiliation of Palestinians is the cause, not the result, of suicide bombers.


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