The Color of Olives (El Color de los Olivos) (2006)
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Follow filmmaker Carolina Rivas into the heart of the Palestinian experience in a film that travels deep into the West Bank to experience just what life is like in a town where heavily armed soldiers stand on every street corner, and electric fences serve as an unsettling sign that an age-old conflict is far from over. The Amer family is surrounded by the West Bank Wall, and as the absurdities of war force each member of the clan to endure the hardships of racial segregation, it becomes
Jul 12, 2006 Limited
Dec 12, 2006
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The coolly distanced approach to her subjects -- who never are allowed to directly address the camera -- give the pic the off-putting air of an anthropological study.
With its contemplative tone and haunting images, The Color of Olives may be the most peaceful documentary ever to arrive from a war zone.
Instead of posing the children in bright fill lights looking sad, why not let them speak?
Brown peoples of the world - Mexican and Palestinian - contemplate the pain of imperialist borders.
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