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[FILM REVIEW] Storm of Emotions

1.5.07
Storm of Emotions

review by SETH ROGOVOY, editor-in-chief and critic-at-large, BERKSHIRE LIVING Magazine


The Israeli documentary Storm of Emotions being presented at the Triplex in Great Barrington, Mass., this weekend (see press release here) is an amazing piece of cinema that gives you a front seat view of history as itís being carried out (this is a here and now doc, all filmed as itís happening, not a retrospective look back with talking-heads commentary.

The film offers a rare look at what goes into what is ostensibly the complex planning for carrying out and executing the evacuation of an entire population of your own countrymen who believe they are being treated unfairly.

Imagine youíre in the Berkshires and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signs into law a bill that says itís now illegal for anyone not able to prove Native American Mahican heritage must pick up and leave the Berkshires within two months, and when those two months are up, the Mass State Police go door to door and have to physically removed entire families and all their belongings?

Do you think there would be violence on either side?

This doc shows how remarkable it was that there wasnít hardly a smidgen of violence that occurred during the evacuation of the Gaza Strip.

On the other hand, as the title suggests, there was a STORM of emotion, and the film captures that eloquently and with respect and dignity for both sides, particularly how hard it was for the police to do their job without losing their cool.

Storm of Emotions is really gripping and spectacular, almost like an action/adventure film as it leads you up through all the preparations to the climax of the evacuation of the hardcore Gaza settlers.





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