Journal de Campagne (1983)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Politics & Government, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - France, Israel  |  
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In spite of difficulties posed by soldiers, officials, and other authorities who tried to stop him from filming, director Amos Gitai stubbornly forged ahead with this documentary on the Israeli occupied areas of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Life in these regions is shown in all its variety, from the Israeli soldiers who mainly support the occupation (one does suggest the land should be returned to the Palestinians), to the markets and towns bustling with activity, to the farmers at work. There is also an interview with a mayor who was permanently disabled in a bomb blast, and overall, an attempt was made to present a complete picture of both Palestinian and Israeli life in these disputed territories.

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Gaza-Strip, Israeli [nationality], Middle-East, occupation [military], Palestinian [nationality]