Thursday, February 12, 2009

Waltz with Bashir

There is such a huge difference between the word "war" and the actual experience of being in one that, if you're going to have an opinion about war, you might as well make an ongoing effort to find out what it actually is.

The unusual movie Waltz with Bashir is one of many films that can foster an understanding of warfare—especially relatively modern warfare. Mixing animation and interviews with some live footage, this Israeli movie (which alludes to the novel and film Slaughterhouse-Five) offers insight into the infamous 1982 massacres at Lebanon's Sabra and Shatila Palestinian refugee camps and the Israeli occupation of Lebanon at the time, as well as the activities of the Lebanese Phalangists.

Here's an interview (including slight spoilers) with director Ari Folman.

Source (3:31)

No comments: