Two Kids A Day
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE: Controversial Israeli documentary about arrests of Palestinian children in occupied areas.
Two Palestinian children are arrested every day by Israeli occupation forces – on average. Typical reasons for such arrests, often taking place in the children’s homes at night, is stone throwing or indictment by other children in long, unlawful interrogations. The children are often held imprisoned for months following their arrest.
In Two Kids A Day we meet four Palestinian teenagers from a refugee camp near Bethlehem, who are looking back on their own experiences of being arrested and interrogated. They’ve also lost a mutual friend who was shot by the Israeli army. We are presented with video recordings from the interrogations of the boys, and several years later they tell us in their own words how the experience has affected their lives. In stark contrast to the testimonies of the boys, we are confronted with unfiltered perspectives from inside the Israeli occupation forces. What kind of mentality and ideology enables this kind of practice, described in 2013 by UNICEF as systematic and extensive?
The film has become highly controversial back home in Israel, where the new Culture Minister is threatening to take back the state funding it has previously received because of its negative portrayal of the state of Israel.
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