• Monday, September 01, 2014

Israeli film-makers call for end to Gaza conflict

A group of Israeli film-makers have issued a joint statement condemning the current Israeli military action against Palestinian targets in Gaza, and the attacks by Hamas on Israel.
At a press conference during the Jerusalem film festival, the likes of Keren Yedaya and Shira Geffen read out the names of children who had been killed in the Israeli missile attacks of recent days. Yedaya was in tears as she described being "the mother of two kids who suffer from the fear and panic of the threat of the missiles."
The group took a dovish stance, arguing "we do not seek revenge and do not believe in a military solution," and that film-makers and journalists have a duty to depict the suffering on both sides of the conflict. Today, we want to direct cameras to the suffering of Gaza residents, men, women and children killed during the last few days. Those filming the suffering of Israelis should be courageous and honest enough to film the killing and destruction in Gaza as well, and tell that story as well."

Source: The Guardian

Published: 12:00 am Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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