The shooting lasted on six tense days in June 1967, but the Six Day War has never really ended. Every crisis that has ripped through this region in the ensuing decades stems from those six ...
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The shooting lasted on six tense days in June 1967, but the Six Day War has never really ended. Every crisis that has ripped through this region in the ensuing decades stems from those six fateful days. On its 40th anniversary, the region remains trapped in conflict and is every bit as explosive as it was in 1967. "Six Days" chronicles the events of forty years ago with a fresh historical perspective. Beginning with the buildup for the war, and the political and military maneuvering of Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and Egyptian President Jame Adel Nasser, the film takes us through the six days of fighting, the war with Jordan, the occupation of the West Bank and the annexation of Jerusalem. Featuring stunning archival footage and first-hand accounts of the war from both the Israeli and Arab soldiers who fought it, "Six Days" explores how these events became the flash point in history that reshaped the regional political landscape, destroyed old systems and brought new forces to ...Written by
According to the Columbia Journalism Review, this film has five versions, for broadcast in Israel, France, the U.S., and other countries. The CJR says: "The American edition is so distinct from the original that Ilan Ziv, Six Days's director, tried to remove his name from its credits before the film's U.S. release." See more »
One of my favourite documentaries ever
I've probably watched this about 6 or 7 times now over the years. The storyline is very well organized, and easy to follow all the events. The music choices and timing are perfect. It always causes me to feel very emotional about everything. By the end, it feels as if I had experienced the whole thing myself. This documentary was the gateway drug for me that lead me to become interested in middle eastern affairs and its history. Prior to this documentary I didn't care too much about this subject.
Also, in a really rare and amazing way, this documentary made me feel empathetic for both the Israelis and Egyptians. I left with the impression that neither side really wanted this war, but were sucked into it by a number of unfortunate circumstances and mistakes.
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