Bacha captures some amazingly visceral footage in "My Neighbourhood" of the invasion and evacuation of Palestinian families. In interviews, Bacha has revealed that much of the footage was captured on the cellphones of ordinary citizens.
Unfortunately, it's not footage that we see much on the Nightly news. Bacha has said that the troubling images we see in "Budrus" and "My Neighbourhood" are happening across Israel.
"We choose the stories that journalists are not telling," she told the Wall Street Journal Online. "We take a lot of pride in taking our films to those portrayed in film. We have this conversation with the media: look at these stories, and say why are they not part of your coverage, and in the community we say we are telling your stories. In that sense we have had a significant impact on this dialogue. It’s small."
"Are we a few steps from a solution? No way, but throughout history there are moments when people believed nothing would ever be solved. In South Africa, I talked to people about the Apartheid Movement who didn’t believe that something would change in their lifetime, but said that this is the right thing do. During the Civil Rights movement those in the beginning did not know and most were sure that nothing would change in their lifetime regarding their condition. Yet they knew this was the correct thing do. These are the people we want to highlight and honor them."
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