Smile, And The World Will Smile Back

Im Tekhayekh, Ha'olam Yekhayekh Elekha

Směj se a celý svět se bude smát s tebou

Editing: Ehab Tarabieh, Yoav Gross
Producer, Co-producer: Ehab Tarabieh, Yoav Gross
Color: Colour
Language: Arabic, Hebrew
This raw, handheld recording of Israeli soldiers’ legal but unwelcome nighttime visit to a Palestinian household grew out of a project by the B’Tselem center, which gave volunteers in the West Bank cameras. Armed with the legal right to film, we see what the Israelis do during their searches and what absurd orders the Palestinians must obey. There’s more than one way to skin a cat... but no one’s laughing.

In military uniforms, machine guns at the ready and with translator in tow, they knock and want to come in. They don’t have to say why, nor do they have to explain why they force the people to do what they want from them. They wake the children, rearrange the furniture, and aim at your back when they make you face the wall.

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The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
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Festival edition: 2014
Sections: Short Joy
Premiere Type: Czech Premiere
Exhibition format: Video File
Subtitle languages: English
27.10.2014 10:00


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