The first two documentaries by Samantha Comizzoli
‘Shoot – the film‘ (2013) and ‘israel – The Cancer‘ (2015), in one Dvd.
The Israeli Nazi-style occupation of Palestine is revealed in its worst aspect: occupation of the mind. Just like cancer, it eats away slowly slowly, bit by bit at the people’s mind. This film attempts to explain the suffering of these lives under torture. It is divided into the stages of cancer: Carcinogenesis, Spread of tumour, Palliative care, Metastasis, Euthanasia, The end.
The euthanasia stage is added by the film-maker to describe a terminally ill person. Where there is no hope to freedom from suffering, this is the only way to get free from torture. The film includes images from real scenes of clashes in the West Bank of Palestine (a checkpoint in Nablus, Ofer prison, and Qalandiya checkpoint in Ramallah), interviews with participants of these images as well as those who have lived through the Second Intifada. At the request of their parents, some of the children victims of violence have their faces covered in the film. This film is a journey through the Palestinian mind, but also through the mind of the film-maker and the one this film is dedicated to, G.
Duration: 66 minutes
Shot in Palestine, the cities of Nablus and Ramallah and the village of
Camera: Samantha Comizzoli, Simonetta Zandiri
Editing: Samantha Comizzoli
Poster graphics: Il Base
This documentary was made with video camera and mobile phone footage during three months of activism for human rights that the film-maker spent in Palestine. It is a testimony to the non-violent Palestinian resistance against the crimes committed by Israel.
Duration: 77 minutes
Shot in Palestine, the cities of Jerusalem, Al Khalil (Hebron),
Ramallah and the villages of Kuffr Kaddum and Asira Al Qabilya
Camera: Samantha Comizzoli, Odai Qaddomi
Editing: Simonetta Zandiri
Poster graphic: Il Base
Dual layer Dvd – 143 minutes