The Junction (2003)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Military & War, Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - France, Israel, USA  |  
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Directed by Ilan Ziv, The Junction refers to the Netzarim Junction in the Gaza Strip, a crossroads between the Israeli settlement of Netzarim and the Palestinian refugee camp of Nusseirat. Though the junction was, at one time, peaceful, it has since become one of the most dangerous areas in the region. This documentary chronicles the sequence of events that led to the death of David Biri and Fahmi Abuu Ammouneh, the first Israeli soldier and the first resident of Nusseirat to lose their lives in a conflict that would become one of the bloodiest in world history. The film utilizes video footage of David and Fahmi's friends and family to illustrate the effect their deaths still have on the ones they left behind, as well as interviews with loved ones and members of the surrounding communities.

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army, community, crossroads, death, Gaza-Strip, impasse, Israeli [nationality], Palestinian [nationality], refugee-camp