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Raging Dove (2005)

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Welterweight boxer Johar Abu Lashin is a man torn by contradictions. Palestinian by birth, Israeli by circumstance and American by choice, Lasheen has hopes of healing Arab-Israeli enmity ... See full summary »

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Welterweight boxer Johar Abu Lashin is a man torn by contradictions. Palestinian by birth, Israeli by circumstance and American by choice, Lasheen has hopes of healing Arab-Israeli enmity through the power of sport. In this award-winning documentary, filmmaker Duki Dror follows the young champion as he defends his title in bouts in Nazareth and Gaza. Lasheen is a man in constant battle with himself, Dror observes; "The only place where he truly feels whole, or at home, is in the ring." Alas, in the Middle East, politics never takes a time out. Written by AFD

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Interesting story, unfocused treatment
30 October 2004 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

The story of a Palestinian boxer rising in the ranks of the boxing world and the political implications could have resulted in a useful exploration of how gifted individuals cope in the tinderbox of Israel. Unfortunately, the result is more of a very well made home movie that runs along in a time linear fashion but contains no crafted story. The boxer's financing and eventual betrayal by the Palestinian government just passes without much discussion or thought. I wondered about the strange use of Lou Reed's "Heroin" song until the credits where the song is misspelled, "Heroine". Could the film makers have thought that the song was about a hero not drugs? What ever the reason it's an example of why the documentary doesn't really work.

If you are a student of the people of the Middle East, definitely watch this but it's just notes not a complete thesis.


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