All films are political; all films are propaganda, some more so than others. Imagine a movie entitled “Russian Marksman.” Visualize one named “Israeli Shooter.” These simple titles offhandedly refer to military occupations currently taking place in oppressed countries. You probably wouldn’t be too pleased as a Palestinian citizen to see “Israeli Shooter” playing at your local cinema.
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