Friday Film Pick: Unrecognized

0 Posted by - September 3, 2010 - Blog

This week’s Friday Film Pick is a short doc by filmmaker Nirah Elyza Shirazipour. In her own words, the doc is: “A brief chronicle of the last 60 years of Bedouin life in the Naqab. How the state of Israel is striving to sedentarize this historically nomadic indigenous population by uprooting them from their culture and community.

Through the denial of basic resource allocation, house demolitions, land appropriation and strategic exposure to industrial pollution, the Bedouin of the Naqab are subject to myriad social and environmental injustices that most minority populations face within Apartheid Israel and Occupied Palestine.”

Shirazipour’s other documentaries (co-directed with Jessica Habie) include the excellent Art and Apathy and sister film Beyond Blue and Gray.

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