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In recent years, there have been a number of important films that criticize the "occupation" - including Room 514 shown here in 2013. Recently a new one, Rock the Casbah has been winning many awards. The year is 1989. In an era of Palestinian demands for independence, the State of Israel sends young soldiers to oversee the Arab population in the Occupied Territories. The film tells the story of soldiers assigned to catch some of the violent demonstrators in the streets of Gaza, and it provides you with a sense of what the soldiers had to deal with, how they coped, and the differences between them. The film describes the extraordinary journey of a young soldier trying to find his place in the chaos surrounding him. Wine and Cheese served.
Awards: 8 Nominations, including wins for Best Film, Director and Supporting Actress, Israeli Film Academy, 2012; Best Israeli feature film nominee, Jerusalem Film Festival, 2012.