Shot in the Occupied Territories by renowned Israeli filmmaker Avi Mograbi, this controversial documentary draws a parallel between the Israeli - Palestinian situation today and the myths of Samson and Masada. Mograbi makes provocative comparisons between Israeli's deep-rooted identification with these stories and contemporary Palestinian suicide bombers. He offers a powerful, at times chilling, lament to the continuing cycles of violence, rooted in the past but threatening to completely engulf everyone's future. A believer in the power of dialogue, Mograbi is passionate in his desire to see an end to the bloodshed.
With the roots of so much real-world conflict left unexamined by today's restless media, this film reminds us just how vital filmmakers like Avi Mograbi are. Documentary today is rarely immersed in questions of this magnitude - or tackles them with the level of eloquence shown here by Mograbi. Avenge but One of My Two Eyes is an exceptional and challenging film, a rare event in contemporary cinema.
" ... a powerful and stirring document" -- The Hollywood Reporter (2005)