THE FIRST 54 YEARS – An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occcupation

Documentary / France / Finland / Israel / Germany / 2021 / 2×52′ & 111′

What is the meaning of military occupation?

Through the testimonies of the soldiers who implemented it, director Avi Mograbi provides insights on how a colonialist occupation works and the logic at work behind those practices.

Using the 54-year Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip the director draws us a “Manual for Military Occupation”.

A documentary by Avi Mograbi. In co-production with Les Films d’Ici (FR), 24images (FR), ARTE France (FR), Citizen Jane Productions (FI), Avi Mograbi Production (IL). In association with YLE, with the participation of RTS, CNC. Supported by AVEK, Finnish Film Foundation, Berlinale World Cinema Fund, PROCIREP/ANGOA.

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