Amos Oz is an Israeli author who is very well known all around the world.He's known from his speeches and writings for the peace between Israelis and Palestinians.Will it ever come? Only God knows, but he won't tell.Amos Oz (2009) is a fascinating documentary about this man, who turned 70 this month.Mr. Oz reads some moving excerpts from his memoir A Tale of Love and Darkness.I have not read the book yet.In fact, I have read far too little of Oz.I've read In the Land of Israel (1982) and My Michael awaits to be read in my apartment.He mentions an interesting and rather funny fact of the time he was writing this debut novel of his.He wrote it during kibbutz in a tiny bathroom, sitting there with the toilet seat down and a pad of paper and a book on his knees.He speaks touchingly of his parents.There are many interesting people in this documentary.There's Salman Rushdie who has a brief conversation with Oz.In the same group there's Paul Auster.Sari Nusseibeh, a Palestinian professor of philosophy walks and talks with Amos.Richard von Weizsäcker, who was President of the Federal Republic of Germany (1984-1994), speaks to the public.Shimon Peres, the current President of State of Israel has a discussion with Oz about the bad policy of Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.And of course Nily Oz, the wife of Amos, is seen in this program.A touching moment is seen when a German man tells to Amos how his father saved some Jewish kids whose parents were taken to Auschwitz.From this documentary you learn a little more about Judaism, about Israel and about Amos Oz.
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