Six Days (2007)
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On the fortieth anniversary of the Six Day War, filmmaker Ilan Ziv travels back in time to explore the events leading up to the deceptively abbreviated conflict, as well as the manner in which it forever altered the course of history in the Middle East. Though the exchange of gunfire only lasted for a mere one-hundred-and-forty-four hours, some historians would argue that the Six Day War is still being fought at the dawn of the 21st Century. Now history buffs looking to gain a new perspective on
May 18, 2007 Wide
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In the compelling documentary Six Days, Israeli director Ilan Ziv details the conflict that set Egypt, Syria and Jordan against Israe;.
[Director] Ziv's relative sense of balance and context is admirable, though the whole thing may be too broadly focused to sharpen anyone's perceptions of this conflict. Then again, maybe that's too much to ask of any film on a horribly open-ended subject.
A mixture of archival footage, recent interviews and reenactments, the film gives a solid, if rather dry, overview of events.
Six Days makes the potent case that in taking over all of Jerusalem, Israel turned its greatest military triumph into a Pyrrhic victory. A debatable thesis? Yes, but also one that asks the price of certainty.
Short on insight and artistry, Six Days takes a dry approach to the hottest of conflicts.
So, you had to be there? Not really. The Middle East for Dummies gets the job done better and leaves you with less of a headache.
Given the current-day significance, Six Daysshould have been fascinating. Sadly, it is not.
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