Monday, August 3, 2015

I Would Not Want to Be One of THE PRIME MINISTERS: THE PIONEERS

THE PRIME MINISTERS: THE PIONEERS (dir. Richard Trank, 2013) is one of the most hammy pieces of hasbara this side of a kosher deli. Based on the memoirs of Yehuda Avner, the film advertises itself as an insider documentary about the workings of the Prime Minister's office. However, it really is just Avner waxing poetic about memorable events in Israeli propaganda history that he saw. Added to that, you have Leonard Nimoy, Sandra Bullock, and Michael Douglas chiming in with these voice-overs meant to represent notable figures in the PM pantheon that are just awful and totally out of touch with the way the actual people sounded. Never once is the word 'Palestinian' spoken, never is there an effort to show the difference between Zionism and Judaism, and never once is there any nuance shown to Israeli society and politics. Instead, it is just the land without a people for a people without a land sullied by the damned Arabs.

No comments:

Post a Comment