Friday, November 15, 2013

Other Israel Film Festival Spotlight: The Fading Valley

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.

The Fading Valley
Directed by Irit Gal
Screening November 15 at 9pm and November 17 at 7pm

This documentary about the Jordan Valley is a stern indictment of the actions of Israeli settlers, showcasing the barren land and lack of running water that exists for Palestinian farmers. Those highlighted have the chance to air their grievances and to describe the great injustices they blame the Israeli settlers for doing to them. Regardless of who actually deserves blame, the film’s best asset is the unfiltered dialogue it features, offering a very real and human look at what these people think and how they live. The words spoken are dramatically supported by shots of the surrounding landscapes and the overall lack of resources and productivity present in the region.

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