Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Rachel ★★☆☆☆

This film was screened at the 2011 London Palestine Film Festival.On March 16th 2003, Rachel Corrie, a young American woman volunteering as a peaceful activist in the southern Gaza strip town of Rafah, was crushed by an Israeli army bulldozer in an act many witnesses claim was deliberate, but, predictably, the local police and government deemed an accident. Through varied accounts from fellow activists, local towns folk and members of the IDF (Israeli Defense Force), documentary maker Simone Bitton attempts to show but never tell the events that led to this disastrous incident, leaving us, the viewer to take what evidence there is and come to our own conclusion from her hushed, solemn investigation.


  1. Palestine case is the strongest case about being and staying human. This is not political debate. Or it's not football match to choose one side. "True is like a poetry. it doesnt need any adjectives, it's freedom" says enzo biagi.

  2. Indeed, however, when a western civilians death is being used to promote these troubles it does become political in a global way. Having grown up during the troubles in Northern Ireland i understand how hard it can be to draw a clear line between these things and truly define it as purely a religious or political fued - or in some cases something which runs a lot deeper.