Pourquoi Israel? (1972)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 190 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Using interviews and other footage shot especially for this documentary, French director Claude Lanzmann investigates the state of Israel in 1972. This movie concentrates on Israelis going about their business of everyday living. One interview shows the reactions of a concentration camp survivor, now a police chief, to being called a "Nazi" by demonstrators. Another segment follows the experiences of a Russian Jewish immigrant, beginning with his first visit to the Wailing Wall and continuing to his disturbing perception that he is welcomed more by virtue of his being Russian than for the fact that he is Jewish.

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Israel, Jewish, slice-of-life