Friday, November 2, 2012


In French, Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles

In sha’Allah in Arabic means God willing.

Evelyne Brochu: Cholé, a Quebec trained obstetrician
Sivan Levy: her friend Ava, a checkpoint guard 
Sabrina Ouazani: Rand, one of Cholé’s patients
Yousef Sweid: Rand’s older brother Faysal

We get to experience the on-going struggle between the Israelis and Palestinians seen this time from the perspective of someone who lives and works with both factions. The contrast between the two sides once more is brought to light: on one hand poverty, endless misery, deprivation, hopelessness; the exact opposite on the other. It’s not pretty but it is realistic with great attention to detail.

A hand-held camera has been used extensively instead of the more professional-looking steady shots. I’m not a big fan of these wiggly jerky shots as it looks like something an amateur would produce.

One more thing: the slow pace results in a movie that seems longer than the 1 hour and 45 minutes actual run time.

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