Jewish American film director Julian Schnabel (Basquait, The Diving Bell) has just come out with Miral, an autobiographical feature film based on the novel by Schnabel's Palestinian wife, Rula Jebreal.
Miral has already stirred controversy in the Jewish community. Some Jewish leaders are slamming the film for being "one-sided." Schnabel admits that Miral shows Palestinian experiences from a Palestinian perspective. (Why is such "one-sidedness" never a problem when only the Israeli perspective is shown?)
Miral is not yet released on DVD in the United States, but it will likely happen. It is currently available as a PAL DVD import, which can be viewed on any region-free DVD player
You can read an interview with Rula Jebreal at Alternet.org, and read more about the controversy here.
Among other controversies, Miral depicts the torture of Palestinian women by the Israeli State, something that Jabreal says she suffered and which continues today to other Palestinians.
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