Exhibirán una vez la película sobre Raquel Corrie, "Rachel", dirección Simone Bitton, en Festival de cine de Haifa en Israel. Info enviada por Julia Majlin From: Rachel Diffusion
The new film by Simone Bitton, RACHEL, at the Haifa Film Festival.
ONLY ONE SCREENING IN ISRAEL ! Please keep the date and spread the word:
October 4, 7:30 pm, Tikotin Museum, Shderot Hanassi 89, Haïfa. Discussion with Simone Bitton after the screening.
RACHEL is a cinematographic inquiry into the death of a young American peace activist who was crushed by an Israeli army bulldozer on march 16, 2003, while she was trying to prevent the destruction of a Palestinian home in Rafah.
Simone Bitton gives voice to all the people involved in the story. She gathers direct testimonies and unveils many amazing documents. Little by little, while rigorously exposing facts and complexities, the film develops and transcends its subject, transforming into a meditation on youth, war, idealism, solidarity and political commitment . Palestine becomes a metaphor – a tomb for a child of today.
In the beginning, there is this: She was called Rachel Corrie. She was 23. She came to Palestine, convinced that her American citizenship would be enough to make her an effective human shield, that her simple presence would save lives, olive trees, wells and houses.
Like many youngsters of her generation, she kept a travel log in the form of e-mails, which she sent to her family and friends in the United States.
During the eight weeks that she had left to live, Rachel was to discover that which, in her own words, no documentary film could have taught her.
The film is in English, Arabic and Hebrew, english subtitles.
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With RACHEL, Simone Bitton again proves that she is one of the finest contemporary documentarians.
As in WALL (2004) , she applies her light, almost lyrical touch to a politically charged issue . ( Screendaily, april 2009)