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Raging Dove

Raging Dove (2002)

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In the Middle East, where national origin has often become the basis for war, Johar Abu Lasheen was a boxer whose bloodline caused him no amount of problems. While deeply proud of being an Israeli, Abu Lasheen is of Palestinian descent and Muslim faith, and while Palestinians regarded him with contempt for remaining in Israel, Israelis were no more accepting given his background. Despite winning the welterweight championship in Israel, Abu Lasheen found it all but impossible to stage a fight

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This bruising but illuminating documentary considers how nationalism flattened one young, sure-footed boxer.

April 13, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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[A] moving documentary.

April 13, 2005
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Raging Dove can't avoid the biodoc pitfall of fixating on its subject's personal saga to the virtual exclusion of all else; by the end it's essentially blaming the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for Abu Lashin's professional demise.

April 12, 2005 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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