Is This the Face of A Terrorist?

DVD - 2011
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After she rescues dozens of children who survived a massacre in Jerusalem in 1948, Palestinian Hind Husseini establishes an orphanage, the Dar Al-Tifel Institute, that helps thousands of other children left homeless by violence. The success of her peace-through-education institution is tested in 1987 when pupil Miral gets a taste of radical politics on the cusp of the Intifada resistance while teaching at the region's refugee camp.
"At once open-eyed and myopic, skillful and meandering..."--Entertainment Weekly
"The film seeks to humanize a seemingly unwinnable conflict, and it succeeds at that."--New York Daily News
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2011.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Pinto, Freida 1984-
Abbass, Hiam


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ModernGirl30s Jan 14, 2013

Very powerful movie. A great portrait of the Middle East conflict from the side that we don't often here from. The beginning is a bit tough to watch and the story rambles at times but definitely worth seeing.

Quimeras Dec 12, 2012

“Miral” tells the story of a young woman trying to make sense of the world she was born in. The film sheds light on the plight of a people, subject to the injustices and cruelty of military occupation, while always maintaining hope for the next generation. I recommend watching this one.

EuSei Jun 19, 2012

The fact that Vanessa Redgrave is in it, should be enough to avoid this movie. Redgrave has been the spokeswoman for the anti-Israel crowd many, many years. But if this is not enough, think Steve Buscemi, Robert de Niro, Sean Pen and Josh Broling. Not enough? The UN sponsored the movie premier in the US. If you’re not yet convinced, well, watch the trailer: it is extremely revealing and I wish I had watched it beforehand! (And, no, I am not Jewish!) NOTICE: Attempts to censor (“Report this”) my comments will be fiercely fought under the aegis of American Libraries’ beloved principles: Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Read, Intellectual Freedom.

Sep 15, 2011

What a passionate movie.

Violence is not the answer to political problems. The movie shows a very humane side in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and is so convincing because it is a true story.

Anyone who liked "Sarah's key" which is currently playing in the movie halls, will enjoy "Miral" as well.

Aug 14, 2011

What a fantastic film! It intertwines a personal individual's story with a larger story of the history of the struggle in the Mid-East. It is refreshing to view a side of the story too seldom told, and finally brings the audience a little bit closer to the truth of the region.


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