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Maria Rezola
June 1, 2005

Maria Rezola

Head of thematic channels,

Sogecable (Spain)

My favorite film is Checkpoint. I like the realism and the simplicity with which the director (Yoav Shamir) shows us the conflict of the occupied Palestinian territories. Similarly, I enjoy the simplicity of the visual language and its story.

We are in the ‘reality’ world, where filmmakers tell stories by showing us pictures and then methodically explain what we’re seeing in a voice-over. Checkpoint lets us draw our own conclusions about the conflict without taking part. It allows us to approach the subject as a spectator. I believe in mixing reality with traditional documentary and fiction approaches.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.