Slingshot Hip Hop

Slingshot Hip Hop
Genre:
Documentary | Director: Jacqueline Reem Salloum | Language: Arabic, Hebrew, English, English Subtitles | Length: 83 minutes | Country: Palestine, Israel | Year: 2008 | Rating: N/A

Slingshot Hip Hop braids together the stories of young Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank and inside Israel as they discover Hip Hop and employ it as a tool to surmount divisions imposed by occupation and poverty. From internal checkpoints and Separation Walls to gender norms and generational differences, this is the story of young people crossing the borders that separate them.

NCSCOS Essential Standards: 7.C.1.2, WH.H.8.1, WH.H.8.2

Palestine Blues

Palestine Blues
Genre: Documentary | Director: Nida Sinnakrot | Language: Arabic, English Subtitles | Length: 72 minutes | Country: Israel, Palestine | Year: 2008 | Rating: NR

This is an award-winning documentary on Palestinian resistance. The film concerns the destruction brought about in the Palestinian village of Jayyous by the IDF in their efforts to raise Israel’s West Bank Barrier.

NCSCOS Essential Standards: WH.H.8.2

Waltz with Bashir

Waltz with Bashir
Genre: Animation, Biography, Documentary | Director: Ari Folman | Language: Hebrew, English Subtitles | Length: 90 minutes | Country: Israel, Lebanon | Year: 2008 | Rating: R

One night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. Every night, the same number of beasts. The two men conclude that there’s a connection to their Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War of the early eighties. Ari is surprised that he can’t remember a thing anymore about that period of his life. Intrigued by this riddle, he decides to meet and interview old friends and comrades around the world. He needs to discover the truth about that time and about himself. As Ari delves deeper and deeper into the mystery, his memory begins to creep up in surreal images.