DATE ............: 21.07.2009
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LANGUAGE ........: English
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Occupation 101: Voice of the Silenced Majority is a 2006 documentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict directed by Sufyan Omeish and Abdallah Omeish, and narrated by If Americans Knew founder Alison Weir. The film focuses on the effects of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and discusses events from the rise of Zionism to the Second Intifada and Israel's unilateral disengagement plan, presenting its perspective through dozens of interviews, questioning the nature of Israeli-American relations in particular, the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, and the ethics of US monetary involvement. Occupation 101 includes interviews with mostly American and Israeli scholars, religious leaders, humanitarian workers, and NGO representatives more than half of whom are Jewish who are critical of the injustices and human rights abuses that stem from Israeli policy in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza.
The film has won several awards from various film festivals.
* Winner of the "Golden Palm" Award (highest honor given by jury) and for "Best Editing" at the 2007 International Beverly Hills Film Festival.
* Winner of the 'Artivist Award' for Best Feature Film under the category of Human Rights at the 2006 Artivist Film Festival in Hollywood.
* Winner of the Best Documentary Award (Special Recognition) at the 2007 New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival.
* Winner of the Best Feature Film Award at the 2006 River's Edge Film Festival.
* Winner of the Best Documentary Feature Award at 2006 The Dead Center Film Festival.
* Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at 2006 East Lansing Film Festival.
* Winner of the John Michaels Memorial Award at the 2006 Big Muddy Film Festival.