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This Land Is Mine (2012)

An animated short set to the tune of Pat Boone's Exodus Song satirizing the history of the land called Israel/Palestine/Canaan/the Levant. "I envisioned This Land Is Mine as the last scene ... See full summary »

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Nina Paley
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An animated short set to the tune of Pat Boone's Exodus Song satirizing the history of the land called Israel/Palestine/Canaan/the Levant. "I envisioned This Land Is Mine as the last scene of my potential-possible-maybe- feature film, Seder-Masochism, but it's the first (and so far only) scene I've animated. As the Bible says, 'So the last will be first, and the first will be last.'" -Nina Paley Written by ZacharyGeorgeNN

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The Exodus Song (This Land Is Mine)
Music by Ernest Gold
Lyrics by Pat Boone
Performed by Andy Williams
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Death is the real winner
17 November 2015 | by nance_gSee all my reviews

I'm a fan of Nina Paley works, Sita Sings the Blues is one of my favourite films. This short movie kind of reminds me with its themes of the Pearl Jam animated video-clip Do the Evolution. Do the Evolution is more intense and raw, This Land Is Mine is more poetic and artsy, but I like them both. Although This Land Is Mine seems to be more about Israel specifically, I think we can transpose the message of the world in general too. Pat Boone's song, cover by Andy Williams, fit well the message. I didn't seen Exodus, where is song is took from, so I can't make comparisons. I could totally see this as a part of a bigger feature.


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