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The harrowing documentary that portrays the horror of the Israeli conflict and the resulting death of its director, James Miller. | Add synopsis »
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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

 
James Miller ... Himself
Saira Shah ... Narrator / Herself

Directed by
James Miller 
 
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Saira Shah 

Produced by
Nancy Abraham .... supervising producer
Belinda Clasen .... co-producer
Daniel Edge .... co-producer
Daniel Edge .... field producer
James Miller .... producer
Belinda Morrison .... co-producer
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer
Saira Shah .... producer
 
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Nick Powell 
 
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James Miller 
 
Film Editing by
Misha Manson-Smith 
 
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Belinda Morrison .... production manager
 
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Rada Danilovic .... dubbing editor
Cliff Jones .... dubbing mixer
 
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Cas Casey .... on-line editor
Dan Coles .... digital colorist
Misha Manson-Smith .... editing director
 

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UK:80 min
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Murder in Gaza, 30 May 2006
Author: John Hutchinson- (playwrite2000) from oakland ca

James Miller goes to the Palestine territory to film the children of the Intifada and is killed by Israeli firepower. His murder is a stunning coda to a filmed account of how war corrupts the innocence of children. Miller begins the film acquainting us with the geography of Palestine, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip. We meet, get up close and personal, with the battle hardened "martyrs" of the Hamas jihad. Hidden by masks they seduce the children, so needy for heroes and mentors, with speeches of death and destruction. Blow yourself up and go to paradise. We meet the children, feckless, disingenuous children learning to kill, feeling the heft of a gun, basking in the praise of the masked warriors. There are the girls, praying for the destruction of Israel, eager to emulate their male counterparts. The children seduce us with their wide-eyed appeal, their ability to absorb the most horrible blows as their homes are destroyed. One child points to his uncle's car which has been tossed into the limbs of a tree by an Israeli bulldozer that's just leveled his home. The children watch all this, relate the stories of the martyrs, and seem with their open faces and fetching smiles and flashing dark eyes not to have a clue that they're living in a hell. They express the earnest belief that all will be well once the Israelis are (1) killed and (2)removed from the area between the Mediteranean and the Sea of Galilee. The innocence and naiveté are beguiling, disturbing, sad. At the last Miller meets his brutal, surprising death in the murky dusk, in the rubble of the streets of this hopeless settlement. There seems no way out. Violence begets violence. The righteous shriek their slogans. Human life is disposable. This brilliant film solves nothing. Don't believe me? Read the viewers' comments on the Message Boards. Read the insults, the disparaging remarks, the certitude of bigots and believers. James Miller. R.I.P. All the innocent children of Gaza. R.I.P. (And today I read of the death of journalists from U.S. TV in Iraq. When will it end?)

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