An excellent documentary. A micro closeup of one family's experiences that serve as a model of the macro national dilemma. The director steps back to let us observe the details of a family's life trapped by harsh absurdity. Petty power trips by occupying soldiers-Their situation is cruel and yet they try to endure, but you can see the toll in the haunted eyes of the children. Poignant and tragic with humane beauty.
Silence. Patience. Empathy. Three exercises for everyone's everyday life. In order to not let fear or hatred take over ourselves, this documentary was a fair reminder. Moving away from petty definitions, there are universes within everyone.
Unpersuasive testimony, even despite the utterly indefensible (& illegal) injustices of an obviously rogue regime. Lengthy text cards speak for the silent Amer family (granted, likely for their protection) which, beyond cumbersome, lends a problematic staged quality to their acts. Combined w/ the ill-defined role of the camera, the result is a lack of legitimacy that undermines an (already awkwardly told) story. 2.5
There have been far better films both fiction and non-fiction examining the impact of the Jewish state's policies of resettlement and the building of the wall's effect on the Palestinian people. But by focusing on one individual families struggle Rivas film does have some effect though simplistic in its near silent structure and lack of comment either from filmmaker or subject.
Par l'exemple poignant de cette famille, on se rend mieux compte des plaies béantes que sont les murs séparant les peuples, les mêmes que l'on voit tous les soirs à 20h sans ne plus y prêter attention. Mais beaucoup d'infos à lire (en typo arial...) rendant le tout indigeste, pour peu de réponses : on ne s’interroge pas sur les raisons de ce mur. C’est donc partial. A recommander toutefois à M. Viktor Orban.