In Italy, ‘Kaos’ is the title of a film signed by the Taviani brothers which takes its name from the homonymous district of Agrigento where Luigi Pirandello was born, of which the film narrated three of his short stories. But ‘chaos’ is also the translation of the Arabic ‘Fauda’, the title chosen for a Netflix fiction on the Arab-Israeli conflict, which unfortunately has never returned to current affairs today, with the skies of Jerusalem and Gaza dramatically lit by rockets and bombs that Hamas and the Tel Aviv government exchange, bringing destruction and death. The Israeli TV series dates back to 2016 and is one of the most successful with audiences and critics. At the center of the action are a special unit of the Israeli army operating in Gaza with soldiers disguised as Palestinian civilians and a group of Hamas terrorists. The ‘merit’ recognized to ‘Fauda’ is that of not taking sides: Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians, all recognize themselves in their respective characters and in their decisions and actions, for which Israel fights to legitimately defend its state and Hamas fights for claiming the right of Palestinians to have a state. Also at Netflix, most recently is ‘When heroes fly’, a 2019 Israeli television series based on the book of the same name by Amir Gutfreund, which also won the award for best TV series at the first edition of ‘Canneseries’. The plot follows a group of former Israeli soldiers traveling to South America to find a friend who was thought to be already dead, but the focus focuses on the trauma that the wars the Israelis fought against Arabs and Palestinians have caused them, to some extent. The film ‘Omar’ written and directed by Hany Abu-Assad and presented in world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013, where it won the jury’s prize in the ‘ Un Certain Regard ‘and also receiving an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.The film is set in the West Bank, where Israeli militias have built a separation barrier to protect the Jewish population from Palestinian terrorists, which the protagonist Omar young baker surpasses every day to meet his childhood friends and to woo a girl he’s secretly in love with. to the dream of freeing Palestine from Israeli occupation, up to organizing a night ambush by the three boys at the control center, during which an Israeli soldier is killed. Omar, captured and tortured by the police, does not confess his guilt and does not reveal who killed the soldier. From here and from its release, the series of plots and deceptions that will overwhelm his life begins. There is also an animated film: ‘Waltz with Bashir’ of 2008, a work signed by director Ari Folman and focused on the massacre of Sabra and Chatila in 1982 in Lebanon, near Beirut, on the basis of the nightmares suffered by the director himself, an ex-Israeli soldier, after listening to the testimony of one of his comrades in arms shaken by the killings in refugee camps With an eye to the future rather than the past, the BBC production ‘The Honorable Woman – Who can you trust?’ protagonist Maggie Gyllenhaal in the role of an Anglo-Israeli woman who, on the death of her father, a Zionist and entrepreneur of an arms factory, decides to reconvert the industry into a pacifist project.
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