Wall (Mur) (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

Wall (Mur) (2004)

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In the summer of 2002, Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon ordered the construction of a massive security wall, which would clearly define the border between Israel and Palestine and prevent Palestinian forces from easily entering Israeli territory. While the wall follows the nation's official borderlines, it cuts through neighborhoods, gardens, farmlands and others areas, serving as an ugly and divisive reminder of the ongoing conflict and ultimately trapping people on both sides within the barrier. Documentary filmmaker Simone Bitton, a Jew born in Morocco who identifies with both Israeli and Arab cultures, examines the long and costly process of building this fence in Wall (aka Mur), which offers a visual record of the barrier's emergence and features interview with the people who build it, as well as those forced to live in its shadow. Wall was screened as part of the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.

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Bitton poses the important questions, but too often she lets powerful responses get lost amid footage that lingers forever on some mundane location shot while interviews are happening mostly off camera.

October 28, 2005 | Full Review…

While all this might have made for a potent short subject, the abstract visual monotony begins to wear thin shortly into the 98-minute running time.

October 5, 2005

A deeply personal and unexpectedly poetic film.

September 22, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Bitton is Frederick Wiseman-obsessive about the practical details that make this horrific arrangement work, but she's also an unabashed polemicist.

September 22, 2005

[A] stately, outraged partisan nonfiction film.

August 31, 2005 | Rating: B+

An important human and artistic testament -- a calm meditation on something no one can consider calmly.

August 26, 2005 | Full Review…

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