Documentary filmmaker Yoav Shamir's depiction of the checkpoints that the Israel Defense Forces man in the Palestinian Authority.

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Real Documentary
7 December 2005 | by (Copenhagen) – See all my reviews

This is a really good film about "hostages" on both sides of the conflict - the soldiers who are forced to maintain the rules and in particular the people who are just trying to live their lives and have to put up with the daily harassment that is created because of the rules....

And by the way, I also like the style of it, no commentary, just "fly on the wall"-filming (minus the single comment made by the cameraman to a soldier) - In my opinion that is real documentary. You get to see what is going on and is allowed to develop your own interpretation.

well done, Shamir


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