From the movie "Two Children in a Day" (also movies)
Culture Minister Miki Zohar ordered his office to examine the possibility of denying funding from the film "Two Children in a Day" directed by David Waxman, which documents the detention of minors in the territories and will be shown this evening (Tuesday) at the Herzliya Cinematheque.
According to Zohar, the film "presents IDF soldiers as those who hurt children, while terrorists are presented as victims of a crime." This is despite the fact that Minister Zohar admitted in a conversation with Walla! Culture that he did not watch the film at all, and even though the Minister of Culture does not have the authority to interfere with the contents of works or threaten to cut them. in support budgets because of the content of works, as the former Legal Adviser to the Government and his successors made clear several times to the former Minister of Culture Miri Regev.
Minister Zohar claimed that he contacted the Minister of Finance Bezalel Smotrich, and according to him they "agreed to deny budgets for this type of films also retroactively in accordance with the law.
I repeat and declare - the Ministry of Culture and Sports under my leadership will not finance works that harm the good name of the State of Israel in Israel and in the world."
The film was financed, among other things, by the New Fund for Cinema and Television and by the Lottery.
"It is not possible for a cinema fund to use taxpayer funds to spread lies against IDF soldiers and the state.
Not on my shift," Minister Zohar said.
"I received a comprehensive review of the film from professional sources."
Culture Minister Miki Zohar (Photo: Reuven Castro)
Minister Zohar, have you seen the movie in question, "Two Children a Day"?
"I saw the promo and received a very comprehensive review of it from professional sources."
The film has already been released after receiving the budget, and you don't have that authority.
So what do you intend to do and how will you eliminate a budget?
"That's right, they will be required to return the money. This will be done in cooperation with the new finance minister. I will contact him and he will deny it. Later we will amend the legislation in a more effective way that will prevent such things in advance."
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From the movie "Two Children in a Day" (Photo: Adi Mozes)
The film "Two Children a Day" is about four Palestinian minors from the Aida refugee camp, which is located on the outskirts of Bethlehem.
They were arrested late at night on charges of throwing stones and taken to an interrogation facility.
They were interrogated for hours under physical and mental pressure from the investigators.
At the end of a long process, the four were sentenced to a term of imprisonment of several months in the Ofer military prison.
The film follows the investigations of the four children and also describes through them the story of the refugee camp from which they come, and the method behind the detention of minors in the West Bank.
The director of the film, David Waxman, previously told in an interview with Walla!
Culture: "Palestinian minors go to prison, even if they are under the age of 14, but Israeli children of that age do not go to prison. If an Israeli minor who is subject to Israeli law is interrogated, it must be in the presence of a parent and during limited hours, after consulting a lawyer and when the investigation is conducted by an investigator Youth only. But on the Palestinian side? The minor is usually interrogated without the presence of a parent, often without legal advice, and at any time and without restriction. This raises difficult questions about the conduct of the system. An Israeli judge does not at any point think of the best interests of the child when deciding whether to keep him In custody until the end of the proceedings. He only thinks about the good of Israeli society. There are two separate legal systems - for the Israelis and for the Palestinians, and in such a situation it is difficult to escape from discussions about apartheid."
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