davinca

davinca

Posted on 08/31/2007


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Occupation 101

Occupation 101
Occupation 101 is a 2006 documentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
directed by Sufyan Omeish and Abdallah Omeish.

The film, which discusses to varying degrees events ranging from the rise of Zionism to the al-Aqsa Intifada and Israel's unilateral disengagement plan, presents its case through dozens of interviews, many with political personalities known for their criticism of Israel and advocacy for Palestinian causes.

The film's central premise questions the nature of Israeli-American relations, while the film presents itself as the "voice of a silenced majority" and "The Re-education of America Project".

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KliX
KliX
looks like nobody wants to touch such a hot subject here! First I have to give you a compliment for the great picture. I suppose that this is one of your new genius compositions ;-) I'll try to watch the film. I'll even try more to buy it, if possible. It would not wonder if such a film gets actively boycotted. You probably might be interested to know how the damn story started. If you do then read:
One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate by Tom Segev. It tells how the sad story started actively with the British Mandate and how the Zionist movement manipulated so many people. To tell the truth I got so sick after 60 pages that I had to stop reading it.
Also thanks you for the very nice e-mail and the links. I promise I am going to try to answer it very soon :-)))
10 years ago.
Aref Nammari (goplay… has replied to KliX
Yes this is very hot potato. People are afraid to make public statements remotely critical of Israel. If they do they would be labeled anti-semites as we have seen with Jimmy Carter, Walt and Mersheim and others.
I have read the book you cite. It is quite honest in its narrative. Yes this conflict is one rooted in colonialism like many others around the world. It is quite hypocritical and completely outrageous that those who engendered this conflict and those who kept pouring the fuel over the fire by providing the weapons are now turned moralists and self-appointed peacemakers lecturing everyone about peace while continuing to provide the weapons and to engage in bloody wars themselves when it suits their interests.
10 years ago.
Aref Nammari (goplayer)
Aref Nammari (goplay…
Thank you Davinca. I have not seen the film but heard of it. I should see if I can get it. The views in the US with regards to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are so distorted. Things are slowly changing though.
10 years ago.
Aref Nammari (goplayer)
Aref Nammari (goplay…
Thanks Davinca. I have not seen this documentary but heard of it. I should probably try to get it and show it.
The views here in the US regarding this conflict are so distorted. However it seems that things are slowly changing.
10 years ago.
cheekybugger
cheekybugger
It is very sad to call someone as "Enemy" instead of "friend"
It is very sad to discriminate against people because of their nationality.
10 years ago.
davinca
davinca
hah - my genius compositions - yes, my name is davinca :D - no, you are kidding - when I am creating something I am in the flow - I heard there is something like Wusool - a kind of euphoricum - that's what I am in when doing this kind of work - and if you really like it then it had reached the ultimate purpose :)

I have got the book by Tom Segev (in German) and many, many more ... not all yet read - and the more I get into this story the more I feel somesthing very painful - I think there never in mankind was a subject that much on the focus of that many people and agendas in so many ways and so many times with the result of such a deteriorating situation - and the weirdness of it all - its just not comprehensible ...

today I got the newest book by Ilan Pape - the only German translation is available here:
Die ethnische Säuberung Palästinas
in English:
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
10 years ago.
KliX has replied to davinca
In the state of flow? I heard about it... I heard also that it is called Satori in Japanese, in case you want a more exciting name for it ;-) Unfortunately I seldom have such a state and I can't be by far this creative.
I see that you are reading tons of books, on this conflict and other things. I am rather concentrating on novels that would revive my world of fantasy and give new pictures. Realistic books on conflicts, especially this one that concerns me directly and personally, are too painful and I do no have the force to handle such feelings since already a few months. However, the novel I am reading is not that free of conflicts. It is in fact very conflictual: Snow by Orhan Pamuk
10 years ago.
davinca
davinca
thx, Aref too, for appreciating my supports and my hard try to understand something which is to be understood only by initiated or adepted and to contribute something to clear up ... too complex, too multilayered and multidimensional ... for me Palestine is the place where representative wars take place ... a perfect playball and an area of projections of all kinds and an experimental station at the same time - and for me there is no doubt that the point where all started was the orders or lets say the disorders of colonialism = imperialism and it is still going on - more dangerous, more cruel, more manipulative than ever ... but I still believe what Margaret Mead said: A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
10 years ago.
davinca
davinca
you must be a very kind person - I can feel it - did you watch the film already? I'v got another one - a documentation of events taken place in Jenin in the 90ies - which is too much touching and terribly sad at the same time ... its on my blog too: Arna's Children
10 years ago.
davinca
davinca
dear cheekybugger, people find many reasons for fighting - one is surely that they are deeply unhappy and want to distract from this unhappyness feeling to have a little power over others ... it is very often deeply hidden and not so evident ... as you can watch it in outbursts of hatred ... which cannot be explained rationally

discrimination of others is the lack of self confidence and self consciousness
only the real weak and frightend will attack others (but the weakness is covert in show off > Bush)

your icon is so sweet - anytime I look at it it makes me smile :)
thx
10 years ago.