The Shooter (el-Takheekh)
In this short film Ihab Jaddallah evokes – not without a certain humor – the struggle and the resistance of the Palestinians in these times of trouble and chaos through a whimsical self-reference. He thus also denounces the satiric attitude of a journalist, the comportment of the media, spectators and greed for violence. Critical of the instrumentalisation of the war and at the same time manifesting a new generation of Palestinian artists, THE SHOOTER is a meta-film: intelligent, sharp-sighted and skilful. (Paris Cinema)
Palestine is occupied by the international media. It is being staged by the international media for sensational newscasts and Palestinians have become "performers" of dramatic international evening newscasts.
The Shooter questions the Palestinian resistance struggle and its decadence, reaching the point of the actual chaos and lack of control.
Palestine 2007, Ihab Jadallah, 8 min, Beta, colour, Arabic with English subtitles
The Shooter Bashar Hasuneh | The Reporter Laura Ribeiro | The First Assistant Director Dina Shilleh | The Soundman Sami Saed | The Director Ihab Jadalla | Camera Mario Zugair | Editing Muhanad Yaqubi | Original Music Ramallah Underground | Written, directed and produced by Ihab Jadallah
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Subjects: Heros, Palestine, Media(Critic), Film-making, Representation, Western
Available on DVD