Scene from the film Avenge But One of My Two Eyes
Scene from the film Avenge But One of My Two Eyes
Scene from the film Avenge But One of My Two Eyes
Scene from the film Avenge But One of My Two Eyes
Scene from the film Avenge But One of My Two Eyes
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Avenge But One of My Two Eyes

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Avi Mograbi’s documentary has an unabashedly provocative thesis. Throughout the film, Mograbi juxtaposes footage of Palestinians being humiliated by Israeli guards with scenes of Jewish tourists being regaled by tales of their ancestors’ historical struggles for freedom. Focusing on the oft-retold stories of Samson (who, after being blinded and humiliated by the Philistines, knocked an entire temple down to crush his oppressors) and Masada (the site where over 900 Jews committed suicide to resist becoming slaves of the conquering Romans), the director highlights the hypocrisy of his fellow countrymen for celebrating these ancient tales as they simultaneously condemn the Palestinians for acting out in a similarly violent manner.

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Arabic subtitles are available for download only in DVD format.


  • Original title
    Avenge But One of My Two Eyes
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Avi Mograbi
  • DOP
    Philippe Bellaïche, Avi Mograbi
  • Editing
    Avi Mograbi, Ewa Lenkiewicz
  • Sound
    Dominique Vieillard
  • Duration
    100 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Israel
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Avi Mograbi Films
      • Israel
  • Festivals
    • Cannes film festival - Official Selection
    • New York Film Festival
    • Amnesty Award - Rotterdam film festival
    • Special Mention - Marseille International Documentary Festival
    • La Rochelle International Films festival
    • Rencontres de Cinema a Paris - Forum des Images
    • Viennale - Vienna
    • Flanders Film Festival - Ghent
    • Shefield Documentary Film Festival
    • Nouveau Cinema Festival - Montreal
    • Vancouver International Film Festival
    • DOCBSAS - Buenos Aires
    • DocLisboa - Lisbon Documentary Film Festival
    • Festival dei Popoli - Firenze
    • Palm Springs Film Festival
    • One World Film Festival - Prague
    • It's all true - Sao Paolo
    • Mexico City international film festival
    • Durban film festival
    • Visions du Reel - Nyon
    • Seattle international film festival
    • Amnesty film festival - Amsterdam
    • Leipzig documentary film festival
    • Palsetinian film festival - Chicago
    • Arab film festival - Rotterdam
    • Palm Springs film festival is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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