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Occupation 101 (2006)

 -  Documentary  -  15 May 2007 (USA)
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A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. political involvement.

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James Akins
Arik Ascherman ...
(as Rabbi Arik Ascherman)
Bishop Barltlett Jr.
Phyllis Bennis
Peter Boukaert
Francis Boyle
Sharon Burke
Drew Christiansen ...
(as Father Drew Christiansen)
Ramsey Clark
Douglas Dicks
Richard Falk ...
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Paul Findley
Thomas Getman
Neta Golan
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'Occupation 101' presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions. The film also details life under Israeli military rule, the role of the United States in the conflict, and the major obstacles that stand in the way of a lasting and viable peace. Unlike any other film produced on the conflict, 'Occupation 101' explains the complicated reality with precision storytelling through a series of highly stylized visual edits, and gives audiences a complete context with which to better understand the Israeli-Palestinian debate. The roots of the conflict are explained with thought-provoking commentaries from leading Middle East scholars, peace activists, journalists, religious leaders and humanitarian workers whose voices have too often been suppressed in American media outlets. Written by 101

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Richard Falk: The unpleasant and unavoidable comparison is with South-Africa during the Apartheid period. And - having visited S.A. - I must say, that they were much better off than the Palestinians living in refugee camps.
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this IS the other side of the story
25 November 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I know this may seem like only one side of the story, but the whole point is that we generally only hear the other side of it. In my opinion, this documentary brings another perspective to people's perception of the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis, and makes it all feel very real. You can't fail to feel the pain of these poor people, unless you're not human.

That being said, make sure you DO hear the other side of the story as well, before making your own mind up. You won't get the entire story here.

Truly Heartbreaking, but everyone NEEDS to see this.


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