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The True Story of Palestine
The True Story of Palestine
Actors: Topol, Uri Levi
Director: Joel Silberg;Uri Zohar;Yoel Zilberg;Nathan Axelrod
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Documentary
NR     2009     1hr 5min

This comic look at the rebirth of Israel makes newsreels fun. Even before Israel was a state, in the early 1920s and 30s, Israel's first film studio, Carmel Films, churned out newsreels every week. Carmel captured treasure...  more »

     
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Actors: Topol, Uri Levi
Director: Joel Silberg;Uri Zohar;Yoel Zilberg;Nathan Axelrod
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Documentary
Studio: SISU Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 03/31/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 5min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Hebrew
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Israeli Propaganda
J. Perez | NY, NY USA | 08/20/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Knowing what we know now about the complex issues of Palestinian and Israeli rule in this land - the title alone is problematic. The film itself, however, reads like pure propaganda for Israeli occupation of these lands that were to be shared. Ironically, at times it feels more like a Reifenstahl film extolling the "superior Germanic race." Though made in the 60's it often feels like the 40's newsreel style compilation of clips. Were it as beautiful as "I Am Cuba" - also a propaganda film sponsored by Communist Russia on behalf of the Cuban government, it would at least have some redeeming quality. The footage can be interesting historically, but such a lopsided presentation perpetuates the depiction of the pre-Israel non-Jewish residents of Palestine as simple-minded camel-herders whose children bathe in the same water with cattle. In this respect it was painful to sit through as with any film we now know to be racist."