Washington Post Story on 4 TIFF Films about Israel-Palestine Conflict Includes State 194
“The Attack,” Ziad Doueiri’s affecting thriller about a Palestinian surgeon living in Tel Aviv who discovers a shattering secret about his wife, is firmly rooted in the most despairing roots of the Arab-Israeli dispute, with its seemingly endless cycle of humiliation, violence and reprisal.
But next to two stunning documentaries that played alongside “The Attack” at the Toronto International Film Festival this year, its dramatized version of events doesn’t come close to the breathtaking impact of truth. Dan Setton’s “State 194,” which follows Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad as he embarks on a state-building mission in the West Bank, conveys the bracing image of a region in the throes of civil and material progress, albeit fragile.
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