Tears of Gaza – The War They Don’t Show You

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Have Your Say! Rate This Film!
Rating: 4.7/5 (12 votes cast)

“Disturbing, powerful and emotionally devastating, Tears of Gaza is less a conventional documentary than a record — presented with minimal gloss — of the 2008 to 2009 bombing of Gaza (dubbed ‘Operation Cast Lead’) by the Israeli military. Filmed by several Palestinian cameramen both during and after the offensive, this powerful film by director Vibeke Løkkeberg focuses on the impact of the attacks on the civilian population.

Tears of Gaza makes no overriding speeches or analyses. The situation leading up to the incursion (in which the Jewish state broke a truce unprovoked) is never mentioned. Similar events certainly occurred in Dresden, Tokyo, Baghdad and Sarajevo, but of course Gaza isn’t those places. Tears of Gaza demands that we examine the costs of war on a civilian populace.”
(Excerpt from Steve Gravestock, 2011 Toronto International Film Festival)

 

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Have Your Say! Rate This Film!
Rating: 4.7/5 (12 votes cast)
Naked Citizens, 4.3 out of 5 based on 9 ratings
< |||| > 1 2 3 4 5

Naked Citizens

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Have Your Say! Rate This Film!
Rating: 4.3/5 (9 votes cast)

Increasing numbers of ‘terror suspects’ are being arrested on the basis of online and CCTV surveillance data. Authorities claim they act in the public interest, but does this intense surveillance keep us safer?

“I woke up to pounding on my door”, says Andrej Holm, a sociologist from the Humboldt University. In what felt like a scene from a movie, he was taken from his Berlin home by armed men after a systematic monitoring of his academic research deemed him the probable leader of a militant group. After 30 days in solitary confinement, he was released without charges. Across Western Europe and the USA, surveillance of civilians has become a major business. With one camera for every 14 people in London and drones being used by police to track individuals, the threat of living in a Big Brother state is becoming a reality. At an annual conference of hackers, keynote speaker Jacob Appelbaum asserts, “to be free of suspicion is the most important right to be truly free”. But with most people having a limited understanding of this world of cyber surveillance and how to protect ourselves, are our basic freedoms already being lost?

 

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Have Your Say! Rate This Film!
Rating: 4.3/5 (9 votes cast)
Naked Citizens, 4.3 out of 5 based on 9 ratings
Report Broken Video Link

1 comment to Naked Citizens

What Did You Think? Leave a Reply

Republic Broadcasting Live Stream