Sunday, November 17, 2013

Other Israel Film Festival Spotlight: It’s Better to Jump

The 7th Annual Other Israel Film Festival takes place in New York City November 14th-21st, and Movies With Abe is proud to offer you a spotlight on some of the films being presented. Visit the festival website for a complete schedule of screenings for the films.

It’s Better to Jump
Directed by Gina Angelone, Mouna Stewart, and Patrick Alexander Stewart
Screening November 19 at 6:30pm and November 20 at 8:30pm

It’s evident that most of the film shown throughout this festival present a distinctly Palestinian point of view, one which does not paint Israel and its history in the best light. Yet this is the one that does the conflicted country a true disservice. It begins as a warm portrait of the rich city of Akko and the dazzling visual of its inhabitants jumping off its seawall. But it quickly descends into something else altogether, a vicious and incessant attack on the way that Palestinians have been treated by their supposed Israeli invaders. While all the other films showcased strive to find a better way to get along, this one gets bogged down in demonization and fails to tell its story in a compelling manner as a result.

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