This Palestinian Life

This Palestinian Life

Village Stories of Sumoud and Nonviolent Resistance

DVD - 2009
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This Palestinian life is a film about people who perservere despite the odds stacked against them. The film documents specifically the aspects of perseverance or steadfastness of the Palestinian nonviolent struggle against Israeli occupation and the deliberate, ongoing, illegal annexation of Palestinian land. An Arabic term used for everyday acts of nonviolent resistance is sumoud steadfastness, perseverance. In the film, Egyptian activist and filmmaker, Philip Rizk, tells the stories of Palestinian villagers who attempt to remain steadfast, to persevere, in the face of settler violence, the injustice and duplicity of the Israeli government, and the ambivalence of the international community. Among the many attempts to portray and communicate the reality of the Palestinian situation, This Palestinian life does something unique. The film does not attempt to provide an overview of the entire conflict. No "expert" opinions are featured. Rather, it takes an oral history approach and listens to particular individuals both women and men, young and old and their experiences under Israeli occupation.
Publisher: [S.l.] : [S.n.], 2009
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (29 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Rizk, Philip


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Sep 12, 2017

A day in the life of military occupation. You owe it to yourself to watch this.


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