For this week’s REEL Thursdays feature, we bring you Paradise Now, a film about two Palestinian men preparing for a suicide attack in Israel.
From the director:
“The film is an artistic point of view of that political issue,” Abu-Assad said. “The politicians want to see it as black and white, good and evil, and art wants to see it as a human thing.”
Title: Paradise Now
Duration: 75 mins.
The story places two close friends, Palestinians Said and Khaled, recruited by an extremist group to perpetrate a terrorist attack in Tel-Aviv, blowing up themselves. However, things go wrong and both friends must separate in the border. One of them, maintaining in his purpose of carry the attack to the end, and the other will have his doubts about it.
The film is in English and Arabic with subtitles and can be viewed on Google Video below:
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REEL Thursdays, a new feature on Piece of Mind, aims to share a weekly dose of movies, documentaries, and independent films which deal with a variety of important issues including, but not limited to, human rights, political activism, social justice, non-violent peace movements, and stories of struggle, resistance, and triumph in an otherwise oppressive world.