Described as a must to see: … almost a year ago the film occupation 101 got its first – very positive – reviews (see imbd, my space ) by interested and some occasional movie goers on festivals. The documentation focuses on the palestinian-israeli conflict, and was done as their first film project after a visit to the area by the two brothers Abdallah and Sufyan Omeish. Abdallah, with a degree in international affairs and Sufyan, who has studied management information systems were that decided to cronicle what they saw:
|“In the beginning, making a film was intimidating but after awhile it became instinctual,” said Sufyan Omeish in a recent interview. “Holding a camera, interviewing people, researching, editing; we did it all for the first time. Despite the ups and downs, we knew we had to finish it. People in Palestine shared a piece of their soul with us and we had to bring that back to America,” he added. (read on)||
The general information about the film announces:
The film also details life under Israeli military rule, the role of the United States in the conflict, and the major obstacles that stand in the way of a lasting and viable peace. The roots of the conflict are explained through first-hand on-the-ground experiences from leading Middle East scholars, peace activists, journalists, religious leaders and humanitarian workers whose voices have too often been suppressed in American media outlets.
The film covers a wide range of topics — which include — the first wave of Jewish immigration from Europe in the 1880’s, the 1920 tensions, the 1948 war, the 1967 war, the first Intifada of 1987, the Oslo Peace Process, Settlement expansion, the role of the United States Government, the second Intifada of 2000, the separation barrier and the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, as well as many heart wrenching testimonials from victims of this tragedy.