Bad Film Paradise Now
I saw a Palestinian movie Paradise Now.
This film was put into DVD in Japan under the editorship of Ms. May Shigenobu.
Mei Shigenobu (1973-) is the daughter of Japanese Red Army terrorist Fusako Shigenobu and of a Palestinian terrorist who was reportedly the head of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Some news agencies have given her name as May Shigenobu.The father of Ms. May Shigenobu was reportedly killed. Her mother, Fusako Shigenobu, is now in a Japanese prison.
Paradise Now is not a film ordinary Japanese like to see.
Paradise Now (Arabic: الجنّة الآن) is a 2005 film directed by Hany Abu-Assad about two Palestinian men preparing for a suicide attack in Israel. It won a Golden Globe for best foreign language film and was nominated for an Academy Award in the same category.If you are strongly against suicide bombing terror, you will never handle this issue in a manner as Paradise Now does.
There are two factors mingled in this film: individual problems and problems of mankind. You are free to made a decision on your life and actions. But having this freedom never means being blessed by God or Allah. Even Hitler had freedom to eradicate Judaists from Europe, which he actually tried to carry out.
But, as a member of mankind, you have to do what a member of mankind should do and you should not do what a member of mankind should not do.
Any member of mankind should not present terrorists as if they deserve being depicted in a film without clear accusation.
If a film focuses on the human nature of a suicide terrorist, you have to show how he has been brainwashed by terrorist leaders who never blow themselves up in suicide bombing. The tragedy of a suicide terrorist consists here.
If there had not been any such terrorist leaders around a suicide bomber, he or she should not have carried out suicide bombing. No poor individual has ever built a terror organization and made up a doctrine to justify suicide bombing and carry it out by himself. He or she happened to encounter a terrorist group and believe their doctrine. They are educated and brainwashed to be suicide bombers. The human tragedy of them is related to this fate.
It looks like this film was created with support from Germans who had cynicism in the Palestinian situation. And its Japanese version was made with support from a daughter of a Japanese female terrorist. This film cannot bring about peace.
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Exo 5:3 And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.
Exo 5:4 And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the people from their works? get you unto your burdens.
Exo 5:5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are many, and ye make them rest from their burdens.
Exo 5:6 And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying,
Exo 5:7 Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.