Monday, September 19, 2011

Tears Of Gaza

This was posted as a Forum video on the 13 September 2011. It was planned to be aired on Swedish State Television that evening but was unexpectedly held back for "further review". Watching leaves one knowing why despite any lame excuses offered. Can you spell "Israel"?

Tears of Gaza is one of the most emotionally jarring films you will see. An after-reaction might be to fantasize presentation to every school child in Israel and supporting societies and then have them told "Your mommy and daddy helped do this." May it in reality be shown widely to others of opposition with motive of embolding action.

Steve Gravestock wrote an excellent review

"Disturbing, powerful and emotionally devastating, Tears of Gaza is less a conventional documentary than a record – presented with minimal gloss – of the 2008 to 2009 bombing of Gaza by the Israeli military. Photographed by several Palestinian cameramen both during and after the offensive, this powerful film by director Vibeke Løkkeberg focuses on the impact of the attacks on the civilian population. ..... "

Click to read the full review

A more complete review and interview of the film's makers' is taken from the World Socialist Web Site.

"Tears of Gaza, directed by Norwegian Vibeke Lokkeberg, movingly records the human devastation wrought by the Israeli assault on a defenseless population in December 2008-January 2009. The filmmakers make use of unimpeachable video footage shot by Gaza residents in the midst of the terror.

"We spoke to Lokkeberg and producer Terje Kristiansen, her husband. The documentary ought to be shown widely; it reveals the “openly criminal character” of the imperialist powers, as their conduct increasingly recalls “the fascist atrocities of Guernica and the Warsaw Ghetto.” ...

Click here for the full article

You have had opportunity to read about it. Watch it now, more than once if you can. If it affects you as I, you will engage further toward what conscience directs.


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