Promised Lands

There are endless shots of desert (read: Nature) and corpses (read: History), and a host of cute juxtapositions of the old and the new which look like El Al’s TV commercials and which add nothing to our understanding of the situation.

Year:
1974
Length:
87 minutes
Country:
Director:
Susan Sontag
Poster for Promised Lands

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  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    Susan Sontag’s Panned and Banned Israel Documentary
    In October and November 1973, during and shortly after the Yom Kippur War, Susan Sontag travelled to Israel to make a documentary film entitled “Promised Lands.” The movie constituted a mere coda in the recent HBO documentary about her life and work, “Regarding Susan Sontag”, which as Gabe Friedman noted in his review “leaves out a detailed discussion of her work.” Since “Promised Lands” is the principle testament by which Sontag’s view of Israel can be judged, it warrants re-watching.

    Read more at Forward

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