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Checkpoint Rock: Songs from Palestine

Fermin Muguruza & Javier Corcuera / Spain - Palestinian Territory / 2009 / 73 ' / Arabic - Spanish / S.T. English

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Fermín Muguruza
Jordi Abusada

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Surviving and challenging occupation with music

Synopsis

A journey through one of the regions which is always in the glare of the world's media, yet one which few of us really know. What is the music that forms the backing track of this mythical place? What are its most iconic musicians and how do they live? What do they think of the unique conditions in which they live and how is that reflected in their lyrics and their melodies? From the neon and the billboards of Tel Aviv to the poverty and desperation of the occupied territories of the West Bank and the vast concentration camp the Gaza strip has become, in this "Checkpoint Rock" we will share with very different musicians, going from town to town and from checkpoint to checkpoint, in a journey that will change the way we see this people in conflict and also the way we see ourselves.

 

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