Palestine Chronicle: The Roads of Anger | Chicago Reader

Palestine Chronicle: The Roads of Anger

Miguel Littin, a Chilean filmmaker whose family is part of the Palestinian diaspora, journeyed to Israel and the occupied territories for this personal record (2001) of the second intifada. The director briefly traces the historic roots of the present conflict, leading to his focus on the network of checkpoints and roadblocks that impede or deny Palestinians' access to or from Israel and the West Bank and Gaza, effectively curtailing livelihoods and stunting independence. Although he attempts some measure of balance by the inclusion of Israelis (such as filmmaker Amos Gitai) who oppose Ariel Sharon's policies, Littin trains his camera primarily on the civilian victims of army incursions and not once on the terrorist violence that helps perpetuate this horrific cycle of attack and retaliation. In English and subtitled Arabic, Hebrew, French, and Spanish. 64 min.

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