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 Arabic ‘Fauda’, title chosen for a Netflix fiction about Arab-Israeli conflict, unfortunately as never back today, with the skies of Jerusalem and Gaza dramatically illuminated by exchanging rockets and bombs Hamas and the government of Tel Aviv, 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 heart of the action are a special unit of theIsraeli army operating in Gaza with the military 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 claim the right of the Palestinians to have a state.
Also at Netflix, the more recent it is ‘When Heroes Fly’, Israeli TV series of 2019 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. of post-Vietnam effect in Middle Eastern sauce.
Instead, the film is a Palestinian production ‘Omar’ written and directed by Hany Abu-Assad and presented as a world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013, where he won the jury prize in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section and also received a nomination for theOscar 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 the young baker surpasses every day to meet his childhood friends and to woo a girl he is secretly in love with.
All framed by the dream of liberate Palestine from the Israeli occupation to the organization of 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 his release the series of plots and deceptions that will overwhelm his life starts.
An animated film is not missing: ‘Waltz with Bashir’ 2008, work signed by the director Ari Folman and focused on massacre of Sabra and Chatila in 1982 in Lebanon, near Beirut, based on the starting point 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 carried out in Palestinian refugee camps.
With an eye to the future rather than the past, BBC production can be reported on Sky
‘The Honourable 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 convert the industry into a pacifist project.