For my father
This is a movie about a misguided Arab man who is sent into Israel in order to cause
harm to people there by detonating an explosive and blowing himself up with as many
people he might find in a crowd at a market in what would be indiscriminate killing
of innocent people by such means as this. The people who send him in seem bent on
killing with little regard even to this man's life also as they are desperate we are told
given the lack of progress with their political demands mainly, historically .
The movie is titled "For my father" as it is, we are told for the financial benefit promised
his ailing father and dependent mother - from a poor Arab family given their living
conditions there often with little prospect of maintaining their spirit in dignity at times
no doubt I believe in any event.
The Arab man sent in to kill befriends a few of the people in the Jewish community
he enters into, and most especially a beautifully spirited and charmingly attractive
Jewish gal to him, I think, (Hili Yalon) who he is certainly not wanting to kill as we
can see from his attentiveness to her, and kindness with caution for her safety at
appropriate times as we see.
I have met some lovely folks from Lebanon etc in my time and I must say
that all too many Arabs are often tainted with negativity in western media
who just don't deserve to be as they are beautiful human beings I find
in many respects and numbers too I would add.
But there are those that give everyone there a bad rap - like the terrorists
we hear about now and then (ISIS militants and the like). I do hope
the world will find a way eventually to cleanse the area of this element
which causes harm to arabs and non arabs alike and help bring
a lasting peace to the middle east benefiting both good Arab and Jewish
folks such as the stars in our movie here Shredi Jabarin and Hili Yalon
I certainly would never stand for any harm to come to either of them if there
was anything I could do as a well wish to all good and decent of our
genuinely greatly spirited folks there - whoever they may be too.
Michael Rizzo Chessman