[R-G] Occupation 101: New Film on Israel and Palestine -- Watch the Trailers
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Occupation 101 is a film that captures the essence of the Israeli military
occupation of Palestine along with the consequences that result from the
regime. The film presents the situation in an informative and educational
manner. Our targeted audience are Westerners that are not well informed (and
misinformed) about the subject.
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Making of this film
The concept for Occupation 101 was first conceived during a visit to the
occupied Palestinian territories in December of 2000. At that time the
situation was spiraling out of control because of the Al-Aqsa Intifada and
the methods used by the Israeli military to quell demonstrators. We were
inspired by the experiences on the ground and felt an obligation to raise
awareness about the realities of daily life under occupation.
Production for Occupation 101 began in April of 2001. We first filmed
individual interviewees in various locations throughout the Unites States.
We then traveled to the occupied Palestinian territories (West Bank and
Gaza) and Israel. We filmed footage of the realities on the ground and the
experiences people face living under military occupation. We also conducted
interviews with victims, individuals, and organizations. We then traveled
back to the US and conducted additional filmed interviews. We are now
currently in post-production... the film will be released this summer 2002.
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The following individuals were interviewed for this film:
Noam Chomsky, Middle East analyst and author - Cambridge, MA.
Richard Falk, UN Commission on Human Rights fact-finding mission -
Amira Hass, journalist for the daily Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz - Tel Aviv.
Allegra Pacheco, human rights attorney and political activist - Jerusalem.
Jeff Halper, anthropology professor - Ben Gurion University, Israel.
Phyllis Bennis, Middle East analyst and author, Institute for Policy
Studies - Washington DC.
Edward Walker, former assistant Secretary of State (under Clinton admin),
former US ambassador to
Israel, president of the Middle East Institute - Washington, DC.
James Akins, former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia - Washington DC.
Paul Findley, former US congressman of 22 years - Jacksonville, IL.
Seth Ackerman, media analyst for FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting) -
John B. Quigley, international law professor - Ohio State University.
Rashid Khalidi, professor of Middle East history - University of Chicago.
Ramsey Clark, former US attorney general - New York.
Francis Boyle, international law professor - University of Illinois.
Rev James Lawson, mentor to Martin Luther King and architect of 1950s civil
rights movement. - Los Angeles.
Roger Normand, Middle East analyst for Center for Economic and Social
Rights - New York.
Father Drew Christiansen, former director of the Office of International
Justice and Peace of the United States Catholic Conference (USCC) -
Bishop Bartlett, Jr., the Episcopal Diocese of Washington - Washington DC.
Sharon Burke from Amnesty International - Washington DC.
Peter Boukaert from Human Rights Watch - New York.
Yael Stien from B'tselem, a leading Israeli human rights organization -
Douglas Dicks from Catholic Relief Services - Jerusalem.
Thomas Getman from World Vision International - Jerusalem
Cathy Campaisner from Christian Peacemaker Team - Hebron.
Hedva Radonavitz from Physcians for Human Rights - Tel Aviv.
Rabbi Arik Ascherman from Rabbis for Human Rights - Jerusalem.
Gila Svirsky from Women's Coalition for a Just Peace, an Israeli human
rights activist group -
Adam Keller from Gush Shalom, an Israeli peace organization - Tel Aviv.
Peretz Kidron from Yesh Gvul, a movement of Israeli soldiers who refuse to
serve in the occupied territories - Jerusalem.
Neta Golan from International Solidarity Movement - Bethlehem
Hava Keller from Committee for Women Political Prisoners - Tel Aviv.
The above mentioned interviews are accompanied by testimonial and
journalistic footage, such as:
Video footage of human and civil rights abuses -- home demolitions, land
confiscations, excessive use of military force on civilian populations,
targeted assassinations, uprooting of agricultural trees, the daily
humiliations at checkpoints, the denial of education, etc.
In addition, interviews with victims of human and civil rights abuses from
West Bank towns and Gaza. They include ordinary citizens, refugees,
students, hospital officials, and more.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What kind of film is Occupation 101?
Occupation 101 is a documentary film with actual ground footage, personal
testimonies, and analytical interviews.
2. When will Occupation 101 be released?
The estimated release date for Occupation 101 is summer 2002.
3. Where can I see it once it is released?
Once the film is released, it will be submitted to all major national and
international film festivals. After film festivals, Occupation 101 will head
to independent theatrical and institutional screenings. There will also be
public screenings in major US and international universities and colleges.
(For information on screening locations click on the 'SCREENINGS' tab)
The film will also be distributed to US public broadcasting television
stations, as well as, European and Middle Eastern satellite television
4. Will I be able to purchase a copy of the film?
Yes... more information will be available on distribution and pricing when
the film is released.
5. In what format will I be able to purchase the film?
In VHS and DVD.
6. Will I be able to arrange to have it shown at a specific location?
Yes... more information on how once the film is released.
7. Who and what company produced this film?
Click on the 'UN-DA GROUND FILMS' tab for more information.
8. I would like more information on the film?
Click on 'THE FILM' tab for information.
9. Did you interview all the people on the film?
Yes... for a complete list of the interviewees please click 'THE FILM' tab.
10. I am not able to view the trailer?
Make sure you have the one of the following media players installed and
working on your computer: Quicktime 5, Windows Media Player, Real Player. To
download click on the previous appropriate link or the one of the graphics
icons in the TRAILER web page.
Also, make sure to click on 56K for telephone dial-ups and 200K for faster
connections (e.g. cable, DSL, T1, etc).
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