Donor Opium/The War Around Us
Almost two decades after the Oslo Peace Agreement was signed Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip are still occupied. Their government and lives are no longer sustained by various forms of popular resistance but by enormous amounts of donor aid. Close to $ 15 billion dollars has been poured into the occupied territories by mostly Western donors. This film explores the politics and the abuses of both the donors and the government and NGO's which receive the aid, how this money has been spent and why, despite this aid, Palestinians are now poorer than they were before Oslo.
The War Around Us/75min
In 2008 two best friends found themselves trapped in one of the most dangerous places on earth the only western journalists in the Gaza
Strip on what was supposed to be a 24-hour assignment. The War Around Us captures the collision of veteran war correspondent and one of
TIME's most 100 influential people, Ayman Mohyeldin, with rookie reporter Sherine Tadros. As missiles shower the city and unspeakable atrocities emerge, the pair are torn by fierce professional rivalry,private terror and grim humor with no way out and the whole world
watching. Bay area Premiere. Winner of Best Documentary, Newport Beach Film Festival.
Shattuck Cinema (View)
2230 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704