Ciambra
24 November 2017

58%

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58%

58%

original title:

58%

directed by:

production:

country:

Italy

year:

2005

film run:

47'

format:

Betacam SP - colour

status:

Ready (12/07/2005)

festival & awards:

Invited by the Palestinian government to run a filmmaking course for children, Vincenzo Marra, wanting to find out about the real situation in this country, and express his findings through this film. A poignant documentary about Palestine, 58% depicts the everyday life of the people, a life in which the Israeli-Palestine conflict plays a preponderant role. From Jerusalem to Ramallah via Nablus, the most dangerous town in the country, we are shown refugee camps, the border check-points, a meeting with the mother of the first female suicide bomber as well as a speech by Yasser Arafat. But the film also conveys something of Palestinian customs, as well as the beauty of the landscape. Despite the saturated media coverage of this region, the filmmaker provides an alternative viewpoint since he considers daily life as a whole, without losing sight of the fact that Palestine is above all an occupied territory from which 58% of the land has been annexed!