The Fertile Memory (1981)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Military & War, Race & Ethnicity  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - Belgium, Netherlands, Palestine, West Germany  |  
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In this documentary that touches on minority life in Israel, two Arab women are interviewed and asked why they would stay in a state that has killed, wounded, or maimed so many Arabs. The older woman explains that her land was illegally expropriated when the state of Israel was formed, and after three decades, she has been offered money for it -- and she refuses to sell in spite of arguments to the contrary from her children. The younger woman has written about the dilemma of Arabs in Israel and is more actively involved in their cause. Both interviews are complemented with scenes of the women talking and interacting with others, helping to clarify why they hold their positions.

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Arab, Israel, land