13 Movies We Love About Israelis And Palestinians
In our last Ask Us post, a reader requested what to expect upon a visit here, and how to prepare for the stay. We decided to answer this in a series of lighter posts, which we started here. In this post, our team shares a few of our favorite movies and why we like them. Some of them might be insightful and informative for you before or after your visit.
The Lost Cities of Palestine - Some people say there was never a Palestinian people. This may change your mind.
5 Broken Cameras - An enlightening documentary sharing some serious eye-opening truths about journalism and its suppression.
Budrus - A beautiful film about nonviolent Palestinian resistance and solidarity expressions by Israeli activists, with a positive message and example to our societies.
Ave Maria- A funny, light-hearted romp through the Judean desert, breaking man-made rules of religiosity as we go.
With God on Our Side - An eye opening look at Christian Zionism, especially in the USA.
Junction 48 - A story of a Palestinian in Israel who dreams to become the first Palestinian rapper.
Omar - A love story amidst the occupation and working within a system of collaboration and manipulation.
Syrian Bride - The story reflects the situation of the villagers of Majdal Shams. A wedding celebration becomes a microcosm of political hardship and family disputes.
Amreeka - A recollection of a Palestinian family’s experience of immigrating to the US.
Promises - A documentary that follows the lives of Palestinian and Israeli kids, and what happens to them when they grow up in conflict.
The Gatekeepers - An Israeli perspective on the Shin Bet security unit.
Bethlehem - Although (for me) one-sided, it is based on a true story and quite a good portrayal of the life of a collaborator.
Speed Sisters - The story of the only female Palestinian car racers’ team who share about their personal lives as women breaking through their societal roles to become race car racers.