Saturday, April 24, 2004


Mel Gibson's movie The Passion will get a one-time showing in Israel, the very land where Jesus lived, taught and died (but didn't stay that way). Of course, some aren't too happy about it:
The Tel Aviv Cinematheque is in final negotiations with Gibson’s production company for a one-time showing of the film in Israel, probably in a few months, cinema manager Alon Garbuz said....

Garbuz said the cinematheque has been criticized for its decision to show the movie.

“I think that those who think that the film is anti-Semitic shouldn’t come see it,” he said. “No one has the moral duty to decide for the public what they can see.”

Jewish and Christian clergy will oversee a discussion with the audience after the viewing.

Israel’s censorship board could prevent the screening if it deems the movie is anti-Semitic, but Garbuz said he has received word the board won’t stop the showing.
I continue to find it amazing how this movie highlights fundamental differences in worldview and belief.

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