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Tuesday 12 March 2024

Channel 4 commissions a series of documentary films about the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza

Channel 4 has unveiled a series of compelling documentary films shedding light on the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas-controlled Gaza. These films promise unprecedented access to areas of the conflict typically off-limits to the media.

Among the documentaries is "One Day In October (w/t)," produced by Dan Reed's Amos Pictures. This film delves into the events of October 7th, 2023, a day marked by a tragic escalation of violence initiated by Hamas. Through survivor accounts and a wealth of footage, including CCTV recordings and Hamas perpetrators' footage, the documentary aims to provide a detailed examination of the day's events.

Additionally, "Collateral (w/t)" from Basement Films offers a candid portrayal of the experiences of ordinary Gazans amidst Israel's military actions. Meanwhile, "Wire (w/t)" by Oscar-nominated director Marcel Mettelsiefen explores the broader impact of the conflict on Israel and the Occupied Territories.

Channel 4's initiative to bring these stories to light underscores the importance of understanding the human toll of conflict and the complexities of the situation in the region, although I am not sure that Channel 4 is necessarily the most trusted outlet to report on such things, so only time will tell if these documentaries are fair and honest, or just more propaganda.

Perhaps for a neutral history of Israel it might be better to check out.

Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn https://amzn.to/3VfEvP0

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