Football and Palestine (must watch)

DateSaturday, June 29, 2013 at 11:03AM AuthorGilad Atzmon

Published on Jun  4, 2013

A film by Gregg McDonald of Consequential Films
Producers, Hugh Tisdale and Deborah Rich of Philosophy Football
In the autumn of 2011 Philosophy met Honey Thalijeh, then captain of the Palestine Women’s Football team.
Honey  told us the story of football in her country and we made a promise.  That for Euro 2013, the Under 21s tournament hosted by Israel, we would  visit Palestine to make a film and help tell the world what football  means for ordinary Palestinians living on the other side of the wall  Israel built to encircle and occupy their land.
The film was  made on the eve of Israel hosting Euro 2013. Filmed, cut and edited in  the space of 48 hours this is politically-committed reportage at its  rapid and rough best. It was premiered at the Palestine Olympic  Association HQ in Ramallah. Please spread this film far and wide.
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One Response

  1. Thanks for posting this, I hadn’t seen it before. Best wishes 🙂

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