Six Days

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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 this compelling subject can explore the events leading up to the Six Day War as director Ziv begins by studying the decisive actions of Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and Egyptian President Jamal Adel Nasser, moves on to the actual conflict, and then shifts focus to the war with Jordan, the occupation of the West Bank, and the subsequent unification of Jerusalem. By speaking directly with soldiers on both sides, Ziv attempts to reveal how the Six Day War reshaped the political landscape of the Middle East while simultaneously obliterating the old ways and clearing the path for new, more powerful forces to emerge.

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John Tarzwell
as Narrator

Critic Reviews for Six Days

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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;.

    Jun 29, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • [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.

    Jun 28, 2007 | Rating: 3/4
  • A mixture of archival footage, recent interviews and reenactments, the film gives a solid, if rather dry, overview of events.

    Jun 1, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    May 23, 2007 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Short on insight and artistry, Six Days takes a dry approach to the hottest of conflicts.

    May 15, 2007 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jun 17, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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