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Human rights animation from Israel

Friday, March 6, 2009 by Marianne Elliott

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An old friend of mine, one of the many wonderful Israelis I met while I was living and working in Gaza, now works for Gisha. Gisha is an Israeli human rights organisation that focuses on the right to freedom of movement for Palestinians.

Recently Yoni Goodman, the head animator from "Waltz with Bashir" (award winning animated documentary about Israel's war with Lebanon), made a short animated film for Gisha. I think it is a simple, eloquent illustration of the impact of Israel's closure policy in the Gaza Strip. Watch it here.

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4 Responses to "Human rights animation from Israel"

  1. Tara Bradford says:

    This is a powerful statement presented in a simple way. Thanks for the link! I posted it on PP. One of your fellow New Zealanders has spent the last three days in Paris with me. Hope it’s not long before you’re headed this way! xo

  2. susanna says:

    This is good. I hope that they send it to the International Short Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. I’ve been meaning to see if I can get Waltz with Bashir through Netflix.

  3. Captain Cat says:

    Really good little film, very powerful. I’ll be sure to send it on to people who I know will be interested. Thanks for sending it.
    I see from these last posts that you’ve been busy with your writing – I hope that’s going well and that you’re finding your writer’s voice.
    I’ve been thinking about also writing about my Afghan experiences – one day – no competition though, it’ll take me a while yet. I think you need to take a step back before being able to write objectively, without being engulfed by the emotions this place throws up.
    Thanks again for this.
    x

  4. HiK says:

    Loved this. Thank you. I passed it on to friends too.

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