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The First 54 Years – An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation

An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation

Israel, France, Finland, Germany | 2021 | 110 min. | N-16

The First 54 Years – An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation

An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation

Israel, France, Finland, Germany | 2021 | 110 min. | N-16

About

Sitting in his chair in his living-room, Avi Mograbi narrates to us how to establish a military occupation. His example is the Israeli occupation of the Palestiniam Territories in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Giving examples from Israeli soldiers back from service, the director constructs an image of an occupation that is as cruel as it is arbitrary. A deeply ironic look at the perhaps the most discussed military conflict of the last 50 years, explaining why saying “both sides are bad” is simply not a valid opinion.

 

LANGUAGE: Hebrew, English
SUBTITLES: Lithuanian, English

 

FESTIVALS:

Berlin Cinema Festival

Visions du Réel

 

Director: Avi Mograbi

Cinematography: Philippe Bellaiche, Tulik Galon

Editing: Avi Mograbi

Producers: Camille Laemle, Serge Lalou

Avi Mograbi

Filmography:

2021 – The First 54 Years: An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation
2016 – Between Fences
2012 – Once I Entered a Garden
2008 – Z32
2005 – Avenge but One of my Two Eyes
2004 – Detail
2002 – August: A Moment Before the Eruption
1999 – Hapyy Birthday M. Mograbi
1997 – How I Learned to Overcome My Fear and Love Ariel Sharom
1994 – Ha-Shich’zoor

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