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Ra'anan Alexandrowicz

  • Stepping inside the shoes of occupation deniers

    Does watching footage of human rights abuses change the way people think about the occupation? A new film challenges us to put ourselves in the shoes of our political rivals in order to change their minds. By Tom Pessah Conversations across political worldviews are difficult. If we feel someone sees what is most fundamental to us entirely differently, how can we engage them respectfully? Ra'anan Alexandrowicz's groundbreaking new documentary “The Viewing Booth” provides us with a deeper look into the contradictory ways people interpret images of human rights abuses, and offers insights into how we might bridge those divides. [tmwinpost] Alexandrowicz, an Israeli…

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  • Film on occupation's court system wins big at Sundance

    Just a few hours ago, director Ra’anan Alexandrowicz was inducted into Israel's cinematic Hall of Fame. His film The Law In These Parts won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize in Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. Earlier this year, Alexandrowicz picked up the award for best documentary at the Jerusalem Film Festival. The film is a critical investigation of the IDF’s court system governing Palestinians. Through interviews with the judges that engineered and implemented the complicated web of military laws currently in place, Alexandrowicz asks many crucial questions about the occupation.   [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/34886369[/vimeo]   “This is the hardest film…

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