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Set during the current Intifada, this documentary follows four Palestinian families living in Dheisheh Refugee Camp near Bethlehem. Fadi is 13 and cares for his 4 younger brothers, the ... See full summary »

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Set during the current Intifada, this documentary follows four Palestinian families living in Dheisheh Refugee Camp near Bethlehem. Fadi is 13 and cares for his 4 younger brothers, the Hammashes are a close-knit family who pass on the lessons of life with humor and passion, Sana is a single woman who endures long commutes to do community work, and Emad and Hanan are a young couple trying to shield their daughter from the harsh realities of the occupation. They talk about their past and discuss the future with humor, sorrow, frustration and hope. Until When paints an intimate in-depth portrait of Palestinian lives today. Written by AFD

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the human face of a people denied by Western media.
18 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Along with other Palestine themed documentaries such as "encounter point" and "promises" this simple and most effective and heartwarming work entitled "until when" brings to viewers a personal humanity of the Palestinian people that is so absent from the American/British/Canadian and other Western media. The total contrast between the racist contempt shown toward the people of Palestine by the current US candidates for President on our current TV screens and the undeniable humanity and personal integrity of these Palestinian people revealed within this 2004 shot documentary.

When Hillary Clinton visited Israel-Palestine during the time of her Senate race she boasted to her voters in NYC that "I refused to meet with those people!" .

Here are in this documentary "those people" that not one US candidate for President is willing to visit and sit in a living room or kitchen with and listen to their experience, issues, hopes, needs and pleas.

The notion that any of the current candidates should be allowed to parade themselves as "peace-brokers" without being laughed out of the room, is one that reflects the total unreality of the American and Western political mindset.

Buy the DVD of this documentary...for the record it is NTSC and ALL REGION so it will play on any DVD player on the planet.

Here are in this beautiful documentary the human beings that have their right to humanity denied by the bigotry and slander of the television news media.


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