• 2021 | Documentary | 2 x 52', 111' | France, Finland, Israel, Germany

The First 54 Years: An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation

What is the meaning of military occupation? Through the testimonies of the soldiers who implemented it, director Avi Mograbi provides insights on how a colonialist occupation works and the logic at work behind those practices. Using the 54-year Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip the director draws us a “Manual for Military Occupation”.
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Avi Mograbi
Les Films d'Ici (FR) in co-production with 24images (FR), Citizen Jane Productions (FI), Avi Mograbi Production (IL), Filmproduktion, ARTE France, YLE, with the participation of RTS, CNC
AVEK, Finnish Film Foundation, Berlinale World Cinema Fund, PROCIREP/ANGOA
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Berlinale 2021 (Forum Selection), Visions du Réel 2021 (International Competition), Yamagata International Documentary FF 2021 (Special Jury Mention), CPH:DOX 2021, Jeonju IFF 2021, Sheffield Doc/Fes 2021, Filmfest DC 2021, ZagrebDox 2021, DOK Leipzig 2021, Viennale 2021, RIDM 2021, IDFA 2021, Sydney FF 2021, Vancouver IFF 2021, Warsaw FF 2021, Ghent IFF 2021, Doclisboa 2021, Torino FF 2021, Censurados FF 2022 (Best Film Award), Dokumentarfilmwoche Hamburg 2022, DOXA 2022

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