Promised lands

Promised lands

Downloadable Video - 1974 | Hebrew
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Promised Lands is famed writer and critic Susan Sontag's sole documentary project (and her third directorial effort), 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, but it also brilliantly underscores the deepening divisions within Jewish thought over the very question of Palestinian sovereignty as well. Banned by Israeli authorities upon its initial release, this visually visceral portrait of a land torn apart by the competing values of militarism, consumerism and religious national identity is as prescient and thought provoking as ever.
Publisher: [United States]: KimStim , 1974.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 87 min.)) : sd., col.
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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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