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The Ruins of Lifta

Lifta is the only Arab village abandoned in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war that has not been completely destroyed or repopulated. Its ruins serve as a haunting backdrop for a confrontation between the two mega-narratives that underlie the Arab-Israeli conflict; the Nakba and the Holocaust.

Other Titles
Uncommon Ground: The Struggle for Lifta
Running Time
1 hours 17 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary, Drama, History, Biography
Director
Menachem Daum, Oren Rudavsky
Writer
Menachem Daum, Oren Rudavsky
Country
USA, Palestine, Israel
Year
2016
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «The Ruins of Lifta» (13)

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Emma Larson

This is a documentary on the life of the famous Japanese singer and actress Yukiko Azumi, and her battle with cancer. It's very interesting and very entertaining, with some very moving moments. The documentary itself is quite short, but that doesn't matter, because it's a really good one. The interviews with Azumi are really interesting, and the film is very entertaining. I don't know how to explain it, but I really liked this documentary. It's definitely worth a watch.

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Julia Gonzales

The film is a documentary, but it is also a look into the lives of the two women who built this small town. It is a must-see. I would have loved to have seen more interviews with them. It is a shame that the film is not longer, because it is a fascinating story. The interviews with the two women are often heart-wrenching, but the film does not end with a conclusion. I would have liked to see more interviews with the men and the women.

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Arthur Little

The Rise and Fall of Lulu Williams, the most important woman in the history of African American music, and the downfall of the once powerful producer, who is now a mere shadow of her former self. Williams' life story is a story of a woman who loved music, but was rejected by the white world. She wanted to break free from the system and found herself at the mercy of the black community who did not understand her vision and were more interested in seeing the white man get his "tribe" back. This film is an interesting look at the life of a woman who was an amazing musician, but who was forced to flee the country to escape the racial tension and oppression that was destroying her life. I highly recommend it for anyone who loves music.

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Cynthia Wilson

I first watched this film when I was a kid and had no idea what it was about. Now I have been told I am one of the most intelligent people in the world, and I believe I am. I think that this film is an excellent insight into the way the rich and poor are in our society. The idea that a rich person can get a new car and a beautiful house for his birthday, and then go out on a date with a poor person is absurd. The film is also about the way people are allowed to act on the outside. The rich can do whatever they want, while the poor are put into a 'charity' program where they are taught to behave. The film is a powerful indictment of our society and how we treat our fellow man. I am proud to say that I am not rich, but I am a fan of this film. I highly recommend this film to anyone who wants to see a film that shows the poor in a different light. You will not be disappointed.

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Heather Valdez

I didn't expect this documentary to be this good, it was so well done. There were many interesting points and the topics were varied. This documentary was very well made, with great photography, editing, and editing. I am glad that I saw it, and I hope it is shown more often.

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Janice Roberts

The first half of this documentary is a terrific piece of work, the second half is just a waste of time. The story of a former drug addict, now living a secluded life in a remote mountain community is interesting, and it's shot in a very authentic and naturalistic way. However, the second half of the film is just a flat out waste of time. It is painfully slow and boring. The only interesting thing about the second half is the discussion between the two main characters. I guess it is important to have a good talk between the two main characters, but the second half of the film is just so slow and boring that it does not even have that effect. I was so bored during this film that I could not keep my eyes open during the whole thing. It was very tedious and I was so bored that I could not even watch the whole thing, but I can't say that I really liked this documentary. It is so boring and slow that I could not even watch it.

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Christian White

This is a really good documentary about a small town in Indiana, and the downfall of the town's economy. This film was filmed in a real time frame, so it was interesting to see how it happened. There were many people interviewed, and some of the interviews were not so interesting. I was glad that they didn't give a lot of interviews to the people who had nothing to do with the town's downfall, and gave more time to the people who were the ones who had to deal with the economic downturn. The main reason that the town's economy was bad was that they were cutting back on all the services and paying off the debts of the town's debtors. The main thing that I was looking for was to hear from the people who had to live in the town during the economic downturn, and how they were affected by the downturn. It was a good documentary about how things changed, and how the town changed. It's a good documentary to see about the small town economy, and how it affected people's lives. I think that the film was well made and the people who did the interviews were good. I really liked this film.

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Emily Jensen

This is an important film, which is not available on DVD. It is about the old school, the children's school, which is destroyed by the new school, and the old school is rebuilt. It's about the German and French children, and how they have to live in a different environment, in a different country, with different rules. The children were so angry and angry about this, they could not stay at the old school. They had to go to the new school, which is a place where the children can use the internet, and play computer games. The children are so angry about this, they had to go to the new school, which is a place where the children can use the internet, and play computer games. It's really important that this film is available on DVD, because it really shows how important it is that this film is available on DVD. In my opinion, it's the most important film about the school system in Germany.

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Carol

I'm not sure how much of this documentary is true, but it's certainly not a spoiler to say that the film focuses on the personal life of the film's star, the Australian rocker Lenny Kaye. The subject matter is sensitive, and the film takes its time to examine Kaye's complex, multi-faceted life and his rise from an impoverished, disenfranchised teenager to the music superstar he is today. However, I think the real heart of the film is the relationship between Kaye and his family, and the emotional, personal journey that he has gone through to achieve his dream. As a film, this is a fairly good one, and is certainly worth a look.

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Emily

This is a very interesting documentary that takes you through the life of an individual who has had his life changed forever by a curse. The curse is not just one, but a series of curses that he has been facing since he was a child. The curse is the result of a family that has an obsession with building a pyramid. The family claims that this is a very important project for their future, but the pyramid never ends up being built. This curse has been the cause of everything that has happened to his life. His mother, his father, and his brother. This curse has caused him to be a homosexual, which has led him to live in a very troubled home. He has had no contact with his father for many years. He has been in and out of foster homes, and has been sexually abused. The film is extremely well made and tells the story of a man who is very much misunderstood. He is not a bad person, and is in fact a very nice person. The film is extremely well done, and is a very interesting story that anyone would enjoy. It is extremely sad that he has been a victim of a curse, and is being treated like a criminal.

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Vincent

I'll be honest, I was skeptical about watching this documentary. I felt that the documentary was about the tragedies of the Vietnam War and it seemed to paint a picture of the US military and their violent actions. However, I have to admit, this documentary was a great eye opener for me. It made me think about what I thought was an impossible task of my generation. The idea of "survival of the fittest" that is portrayed in this film is something that is extremely difficult to comprehend. It makes you think that it is almost impossible for a person to survive in a war zone. I would recommend this film to anyone who has a desire to learn about the Vietnam War. I think that this documentary is worth seeing.

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Brenda

For me, it was an interesting film about a family's struggle to survive in a small town in the middle of nowhere. It was a very emotional and hard film to watch but it was very well done and I think that the director did a good job of depicting the conditions that people have to deal with when they are trying to make it in a small town. The main problem I had with the film was that the characters seemed a bit one dimensional. The parents seemed to be a bit unsympathetic and I didn't really get to know them or their personalities very well. I found the only character that I felt connected with was the son. I also found the film to be a bit too long and at times seemed to drag on for too long. This film is a must see for anyone who has ever been in a small town and is looking for a good documentary to watch. It is well worth your time and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Adam Curtis

I went to see the film with a friend who had not seen it before. I was extremely disappointed. The film was absolutely terrible. I am not a film critic and have never seen a film before. I am not even a film buff. I just wanted to see the film because I am a fan of the book. I was so disappointed. I found the film to be extremely boring and very poorly made. The acting was horrible. The editing was horrible. The story was horrible. I was expecting the worst but I was just so disappointed with this film. I could not finish the film. I felt as if I had been lied to and that I had been cheated out of a great story. I am a fan of the book and I would love to see the film again. I did not get a chance to see it in the theater. I would recommend this film to a friend. I would give this film a 6/10. I would not recommend this film to anyone.