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  • Summary: This documentary is a cinematic meditation on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in which the filmmaker blurs the lines of hatred by asserting her double identity as Jew and Arab. (Lifesize Entertainment)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. The interviews Bitton conducts, almost all with Arabs and Jews who share her despair, are less meaningful than what she captures in silence: the sight of farmers separated from their farmland, everyday people thwarted in their dailiness, and children playing next to what looks like prison walls.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    80
    Its opponents, Arab and Israeli alike, the "wall" is a dispiriting symbol of apartheid and defeat.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeremy Mathews
    70
    One of the most interesting and two-sided films to be made about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  4. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    60
    Helmer -- an Arab Jew who has lived on both sides of Jerusalem and is comfortable speaking idiomatic Arabic and Hebrew -- is particularly well qualified to tackle her subject.
  5. 60
    Bitton is Frederick Wiseman-obsessive about the practical details that make this horrific arrangement work, but she's also an unabashed polemicist.
  6. 60
    Disturbing and compelling.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    25
    Tedious left-wing documentary.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. JayH
    May 23, 2009
    6
    Interesting but a bit monotonous after 45 minutes. It would have been more effective as a short documentary. It still has a powerful statement to make. Not a great documentary, but it is good. Expand