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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.

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