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Monday, February 24 2014

Palestine's Oscar Nominee, 'Omar', Is Remarkable

The kids' romantic naïvete is compounded by their forever-war surroundings. This is made vivid at film's start, when Omar first appears scaling the graffitied wall between his neighborhood and the Israeli territor


Monday, March 20 2006

Paradise Now (2005)

How might efforts to fathom suicide bombers' motives make them too much like their potential victims -- that is, everyone else -- and thus unmake the difference that defines everyone else?"


Thursday, November 3 2005

Paradise Now (2005)

At the start of the powerful Paradise Now, the bombers are quiet, even stunned at the news that their mission is set for tomorrow.


Wednesday, September 10 2003

Rana's Wedding (2002)

The movie's power lies in its portrayal of the relentless ingenuity by which the inhabitants of the West Bank subvert the political 'realities' of Israeli military government.


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