being perceived as having the
potential to heal spoilt Israeli-Jewish identity; the Nakba itself is perceived as
part of Israeli Jewish history. In parallel, although they recognise that the
Palestinians are the main objects of state oppression, many Jewish Israeli
members of the resistance movement also feel oppressed by state policies.
Ariella Azoulai, lecturer in contemporary philosophy and visual culture, curator
and documentary filmdirector, distributed a text she wrote during the Gaza war,
in which she bemoans the difficulty to conduct a policy of resistance in
when he personally hired renowned fiction filmdirector Frank Capra to
work on the Why We Fight non-fiction film series (1942–5).
Marshall even publicly defended his mobilisation of cinema at the Senate
in response to accusations of trivialisation of the war effort. 5 While the Why We
Fight series was produced for US audiences, the MP documentary films
were commissioned exclusively for European ones, while a parallel and