Waltz With Bashir Analysis

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Waltz with Bashir is an animated movie that portrays the director’s mission to recall his memories of the massacre that took place in 1982 at the Palestinian refugee camps. This film is a about a person who goes on a quest in order to find about his past. One night at the bar, a friend of Ari Folman tells him about a dream that is related to the time when he was in Lebanon and he is shocked to discover that he doesn’t remember anything about his service in the army when he was only 19 years of age. Thus, at this point, he realizes that he should make a movie related to this and for this he goes to talk to a lot of his old friends who also fought with him in Lebanon. He first goes to Holland to talk to a friend who earns a living by selling falafel. Waltz with Bashir shows the Israeli role in the massacre of Palestinians in Sabra and Shatila. A lot of times Folman has been seen talking to a Jewish friend of his who is a psychologist. When Folman first talks to him about his dreams, his friend tells him that we just don’t go where we don’t want to, instead our memory takes us where we want to go. Moreover, they were very less Palestinians in this movie which is kind off unfair because this movie is…show more content…
The animator does not need to have a through understanding of sabra and shatila to fully understand his role there or the truth he is in search for the area of sabra and shatila however provide a portal to the “other camp” and represent how things function there. Hence sabra and shatila function as a means and a platform for Israeli self-discovery and coming to peace. The psychologist friend reminds Folman that the image of sabra and shatila he has is about “other camps” and “another Massacre”. A memory he has through his parents, since they were camp survivors. In this entire situation, the Palestinians are twice as
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