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Marcel Ophuls Wants to Tell Israelis Some ‘Unpleasant Truths’ | NYTimes.com

Ever since 1969, when his four-and-a-half-hour documentary about the Nazi occupation of France, “The Sorrow and the Pity,” was banned from French television, the filmmaker Marcel Ophuls has had an uneasy relationship with the film industry.

Now, at 87, he has turned to the Internet to seek support for a new film he began shooting last summer about another difficult subject: the continuing Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

To complete the film, which he is directing with the Israeli filmmaker Eyal Sivan, Mr. Ophuls has appealed for 50,000 euros (about $62,000) on the French crowdfunding site KissKissBankBank and released a 12-minute trailer of the work in progress.

via Marcel Ophuls, Director of ‘The Sorrow and the Pity,’ Wants to Tell Israelis Some ‘Unpleasant Truths’ – NYTimes.com.

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