Paradise now (suicide bomber drama).
I saw the movie on paradise now, the suicide bomber drama in March 2015 at a joint where I used to hang around with my college mates. We were randomly selecting movies to watch, and when we saw the title on the paradise now, we decided to pick it from the many so that we could look at the drama of the suicide bomber in the movie.
The movie is a story of two Palestinian friends, Khaled Ali Suliman and said Kais Nashef, who were recruited by a terrorist group as suicide bombers in Tel Aviv. They armed themselves and tried to cross Israel but were pursued by the guards of the border of Tel Aviv and Israel. Notably, Said managed to cross into Israel and detonated bombs to another target while Khaled went back to the terrorists in Tel Aviv. The two later reunited in a preparation of another mission though Khaled had opted to give up the bombing and tries to convince his friend said.
On the movie, said articulates the position of Palestine and expresses his wrath that the people of Israel had stolen the status of the victims he believes that it was the right of his people. The director of the movie uses the device of undercutting the heroism of the martyrs with interests in each detail. At one time, one of the suicide bombers interrupts political sermon with a personal reminder on shopping for his mother. The attacker seemed not more than a charismatic leader when he pays a visit to the suicide bomber and acts as he is bored by his responsibilities (Abu-Assad n.p).
Another matter arises and a woman by the name Lubna Azabal start loving each other with said. Being from Palestinian origin brought up in Morocco, she bears great status in communities of Palestine because she is a daughter of a revered leader called Abu Assam. She was not advocating for suicide bombing but was influenced by the skepticism of the West and questioned terrorism on practical and theological grounds. According to Islam religion, suicide is forbidden, and Lubna wondered if a bomber should be considered a martyr after blowing oneself up. She has a belief that the impact of bombing is to encourage revenge missions in a cycle of violence that have no ending that mostly affect innocent victims.
The director of the movie hails from Palestinians origin, and the crew he had was inclusive if Israelite, Palestinians and people from the west. There was a threatened conflict from both sides during the filming process. The making up of the movie was dangerous individuals had to be trained on how to act on destruction procedures.
The movie enhanced my understanding of the course topic in Jewish studies from the 1950s to the present by providing the information regarding the past life of the Jews and their stories on civil wars with the Palestinians. I got to understand the beginning of their hatred and differences with the Palestinians and how they fought each other and the religious differences.
Abu-Assad, Hany. "Paradise Now (2005) Movie." YouTube. N.p., 2005. Web. 7 Apr. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzLwhrfh_RA>.