Faces of Palestine: Reviews the film “Occupied Minds” about Palestinian and Israeli journalist-friends who interview Zionist settlers, militant Palestinians, Israeli soldiers, Palestinian farmers, and an Israeli surgeon blinded by a suicide bomber. Reads poems by Mahmoud Darwish, Ibrahim Nasrallah and Hiyam Noir. Discusses the censorship of Nasrallah and quotes Darwish on telling the Trojans’ story. Cites from Noir’s blogs Palestine Free Voice and Poetry4Palestine. Discusses an article by Jonathan Cook called “Israeli Firms Profit from Holocaust” and one by Keith Harmon Snow called “Israel and the Ongoing Holocaust in Congo.” Also quotes Howard Zinn from “The Optimism of Uncertainty” and praises a radio show ala Zinn called “History Counts” by Ken MacDermottRoe. Ends with Face2Face, a project that made giant side-by-side photos of Israelis and Palestinians making goofy faces, and posted them on both sides of the wall.
Songs and/or Music Videos:
- Djivan Gasparyan, “I Have Planted an Orchard in Yerevan”
- Dougie MacLean, “Turning Away”
- Makana, “Mars Declares”
- “I Am There” by Mahmoud Darwish
- “A Beautiful Morning” by Ibrahim Nasrallah
- “In the Toxic Garden” by Hiyam Noir
- “Assault on the Liberty,” part 3/3 from History Counts
- “Different Game E.P.K.” from Makana
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