53 Years

The First 54 Years – an Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation

By

Avi Mograbi

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”.

Festivals & Awards

Berlinale Forum 2021 – Special Mention

Visions du Réel 2021 – International Competition

Yamagata International Documentary FF 2021 – Special Jury Prize

Censurados FF 2022 – Tijera for Best Censored Film

Gijon IFF 2021 – Distribution Award

 

Excerpts

Press

Makna PR - Chloé Lorenzi & Audrey Grimaud

The film is an essential explanation of Israeli objectives and the systematic subjugation of a people, deserving international attention.

Variety

Original title: The First 54 Years - an Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation

Production: Les Films d'Ici - 24images - Citizen Jane Productions - Avi Mograbi Production

Nationality: France - Finland - Israël - Germany

Year of production: 2021

Running time: 2X52’ & 110’

Language: Hebrew

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