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The First 54 Years – An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation - © Avi Mograbi

The First 54 Years – An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation

A Feature film by Avi Mograbi

Produced by Les Films d'Ici, 24Images

Production year : 2021


    How to succeed in an occupation for at least 54 years? Mograbi, director and narrator, builds the handbook of the perfect occupier based on testimonies from Israeli soldiers and archive footage.

    5 million Palestinians live in the occupied territories under Israeli military rule, 2 million of them in the Gaza Strip, under total siege for the past several years. “The Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip has already lasted for 54 years.” This statement does not tell much about occupation. What does “occupation” imply?
    The first 54 years aims to provide an exclusive insight into the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian people while it is still ongoing. Describing their orders, their missions and their actions, Israeli soldiers witnesses report on the mechanisms of oppression of Palestinians from 1967 to the present day. With these testimonies, they reveal the factory of the occupation machine.

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Les Films d'Ici, 24Images

    French distribution :

    The Party Film Sales

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    The Party Film Sales

    Photos (6)

    Full credits

    Editor :

    Avi Mograbi

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Production language :

    Hebrew, English

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Finland, Israel, Germany

    Original French-language productions :


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    French release :

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Approval :