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 increasingly obvious that this is a land where peace has taken a leave of bereavement, and the only trace of hope to be found glistens in the unknowing eyes of a newborn child. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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NR
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Art House & International , Documentary , Special Interest
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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.

Full Review… | July 25, 2006
Variety
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With its contemplative tone and haunting images, The Color of Olives may be the most peaceful documentary ever to arrive from a war zone.

July 11, 2006
New York Times
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Instead of posing the children in bright fill lights looking sad, why not let them speak?

July 11, 2006
Village Voice
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Brown peoples of the world - Mexican and Palestinian - contemplate the pain of imperialist borders.

Full Review… | April 22, 2007
WBAI Web Radio

Munich this is not.

Full Review… | July 10, 2006
Slant Magazine

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