The Wall

54 Min. Documentary, 2003

Israel calls it a terror prevention barrier. The Palestinians refer to it as a land grab. Those are the labels attached to the controversial ‘security fence’ that Israel has built to separate Israel from the occupied West Bank. “This highly critical point-of-view documentary, by outspoken filmmaker Benny Brunner, attacks the wall as a “symptom” of what ails Israel. The Wall features Israeli leftists, such as journalist Amira Hass and political activist Haim Hanegbi, who condemn it in no uncertain terms, as well as Palestinians who decry its adverse effects on their livelihood. Topical as they come, The Wall, which was made for the Dutch TV, is sure to engender debate and discussion.”

Production: A Benny Brunner and VPRO (Dutch TV) co-production

Screened: Israel

Broadcast: Dutch TV

Festivals: 2004 Toronto JFF 2004 Barcelona International Jewish Film Festival (BIJFF) 2004 Vienna Jewish Film Week

The Wall