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Replay Revenge
A two-part series showing the life of ordinary people during the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Last Modified: 17 May 2007 15:08 GMT

Basil Khalil
Basil Khalil is a young English-Irish-Israeli-Palestinian filmmaker who goes on a road-trip across Israel and the Palestinian territories, to look at the conflict from new eyes and gives us a rarely-seen insight into how people deal with the cycle of violence.

Replay Revenge is a two part series:

Part One: Game of Death
Airing Monday 11th December, 2006

This is his first film, Basil investigates how Israelis and Palestinians are coping with attack and counterattack, anger and revenge. He shows the 'normal' life people experience during the constant violence in the occupied territories.

Basil talks to father of teenage girl suicide bomber
Basil speaks to an Israeli-American family that lost a daughter in a suicide bombing, while he also meets the father of a young bomber, as well as a family that almost lost a child to an explosion.

Behind this violence he finds compassion and humour — whether through hardened Israelis and Palestinians, Israeli Army checkpoint soldiers, even his own family. 

In an area often thought beyond reason, there is some rationality in discussing that revenge does not necessarily have to be the answer.

Part Two: Game of Survival
Airing Monday 18th December, 2006

Basil filming Israeli Anti-Terror commander
This film looks at how Palestinians and Israelis try to cope with the situation. 

Palestinians talk of the wall that separates them from their neighbors; Israelis speak of what it’s like to take public transportation on bus routes that have been bombed; Israeli students express how they wish things were different, while landlocked Palestinians discuss their frustrations and hopes for the future. 

Basil Khalil's cousin Johnny, from Nazareth, offers some words of wisdom — somewhat pessimistic, while others in the area have thoughts of hope.


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