Six days in June

The shooting lasted only six tense days in June 1967, but the Six Day War has never really ended. Every crisis that has ripped through this region in the ensuing decades had its roots in these fateful days. On the 40th anniversary of the war, the region remains trapped in conflict. This war has long...

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Main Author: Ziv, Ilan
Format: eBook
Language:Multiple
Published: Paris Point du Jour International 2007, 2007
Series:Ethnographic video online, volume 1
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Collection: Ethnographic Video Online Vol. 1 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The shooting lasted only six tense days in June 1967, but the Six Day War has never really ended. Every crisis that has ripped through this region in the ensuing decades had its roots in these fateful days. On the 40th anniversary of the war, the region remains trapped in conflict. This war has long been seen by Israel as the miraculous victory of their "little state". . . this enclave surrounded by an "ocean" of tens of millions of Arabs from all over the Middle East. For the Arab states, this was a humiliating defeat suffered at the hand of imperialistic plotters. Our two-part film tells the true story of the Six Day War - beyond the images and propaganda clichés. 40 years on, it is safe to say that the Six Day War was a key turning point in the history of the Middle East. It marked the end of the dream of a united Arab nation that would be free of the dominance of leading powers.
After the defeat of the Arab states, the Palestinians came to realise that, henceforth, they would have to rely on themselves. The occupation by Israel of the West Bank and East Jerusalem further contributed to strengthen the sense of national identity of the Arabs of Palestine. The war sparked a profound religious awakening in Israel which ultimately triggered a rise in Islamic fundamentalism throughout the region. Finally, the events marked the beginning of a historical cycle that saw Israeli military victory lead to a tragic political deadlock that has been causing suffering for the people in the entire region ever since. To this very day, the return to pre-1967 war borders are still considered the condition for any peace plan based on the coexistence of an Israeli and a Palestinian state.
This two-part documentary, shot in Israel, Egypt, Jordan and Syria, offers impressive choice of archives and an extraordinary amount of new testimonies from varied sources, from ordinary soldiers to generals, from politicians to secret service agents. Part One leads us onto the march to war, whereas Part Two concentrates on the war itself. In an in-depth analysis of history, the film offers a greater understanding of the key issues at stake today in the Middle East
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Physical Description:1 online resource (104 min.)