Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ziad Doueiri’s “The Attack”: Whitewashing the Enemy

The director has the gall to claim that his film is unbiased and sympathetic to the Palestinian cause. (Photo: Al-Akhbar)
 It’s been a year since the release of Lebanese-American director Ziad Doueiri’s film “The Attack,” which was filmed in occupied Palestine using Israeli actors. The controversy around the film continues to this day.
Doueiri’s choice to film his 2012 feature on occupied Palestinian soil, prompted a number of Arab countries, including Lebanon, to ban the film. Although the director may be liable under Lebanese law, the film should be seen by local audiences in order to expose the extent to which the film attempts to whitewash the image of Israel, as a criminal and racist state.

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