It's time for a conversation in the film industry about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
September 21, 2013 - 3:59am
Every now and then a little sunshine breaks through, and Palestinians enjoy the light. Thanks to occasional complex portrayals in film, television and documentary reporting, they become real people with a cause we can all relate to, seeking justice and freedom.
That was true of the Palestinian characters in Steven Spielberg's "Munich" (2005), who weren't cardboard villains, but human beings. It was even more apparent the same year in Hany Abu-Assad's "Paradise Now," which was the first Palestinian film to land an Oscar nomination and win a Golden Globe.