Paradise Now

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Title

Paradise Now

Description

Said and Khaled are walking time bombs. With explosives strapped to their bodies, the two young Palestinians slip into Israel, planning a suicide mission in Tel Aviv.

Can anything or anyone change their minds? Paradise Now – sweepingly powerful and intricately detailed, highly acclaimed and widely controversial – tells the story of these two lifelong friends and their mission of doom. Hany Abu-Assad (the award-winning Rana's Wedding) director, shooting this harrowing thriller in locations made equally harrowing by real-life missile attacks, exploding land mines, suspicious Palestinian factions and Israeli occupied forces, and the kidnapping of a crew member.

The result is a film that know its topic up close and provides no easy answers. Instead, Paradise Now lays bare the humanity and the horror for all to see, to ponder…and perhaps to change.

Creator

Abu-Assad, Hany

Publisher

Augustus Films

Date

2005

Format

DVD

Language

Arabic with English, Spanish and French subtitles

Type

Feature Film (F)

Identifier

P37 2005 DVD

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Duration

91 minutes

Collection

Citation

Abu-Assad, Hany , “Paradise Now,” NSCAD Visual Resources Collection, accessed October 16, 2017, http://nscadvrc.omeka.net/items/show/9517.

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