Promised Lands

Promised Lands

DVD - 2011
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Famed writer and critic Susan Sontag's sole documentary project, shot in Israel on the fly in the final days and immediate aftermath of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Not only does the film scrutinize the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict, it also brilliantly underscores the deepening divisions within the Jewish thought over the very question of Palestinian sovereignty. Banned by Israeli authorities upon its initial release, it's a visually visceral portrait of a land torn apart.
Publisher: [United States] : Zeitgeist Films, 2011
Branch Call Number: DVD 956.9405 PROMISED
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Sontag, Susan 1933-2004
Zeitgeist Films
Alternative Title: Susan Sontag's Promised lands


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Jun 08, 2011

Despite her Jewish background, film director Susan Sontag painted the results of the Yom Kippur War in dark sombre colors of Israel's political uncertainty, its history and raison d'etre that is tied up basically on biblical connections. In other words, Israel is an anachronism wedge in a sea of hostile neighbors...well, that's how this liberal author-turned-filmmaker wants to portray in her oeuvre.


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