Creating people's geographies
Well, by now I think I’ve seen most documentaries on the I-P conflict, but until an hour ago had hitherto missed this 1997 award-winning film. I happened upon it from this site. Highly recommended. Also see Tom Hayes own account of his experience making the film here and here (.pdf)
People and The Land airdrops viewers into the universe of an occupied people, unreeling images of a new form of apartheid based on ethnicity. Challenging U.S. foreign policy and the conventions of the documentary form itself, People and The Land examines the concrete realities of Israel’s conduct in the West Bank and Gaza, the level of U.S. support for that conduct through foreign aid, and the human cost of that aid in Palestine and the U.S.