If you like Palestinian terrorism then you’ll love the new Hamas-produced movie now premiering in Gaza. In today’s New York Times, Ethan Bronner writes that the film (shot in a media center built in what used to be the Israeli settlement of Gush Katif) profiles the life of Emad Akel, a Hamas leader killed in 1993. According to the article, the film is part of a new Palestinian cultural renaissance aimed at building a “culture of resistance.” The artistic boom in Gaza includes movies, plays, art exhibits, poetry, and television series.As long as you don't invite any of Akel's relatives to speak at the event, I'm sure that Daniel Sokatch and all the rest will approve.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Film suggestion for next year's Festival
Attention Peter Stein: Jonathan Tobin reports that there's a new movie that you'd probably enjoy showing at the SFJFF: