December 3, 2007, - 10:16 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Since “Lions for Lambs“–the first movie he’s directed in eons–is a total bomb at the box office, Robert Redford is taking a different tack: Attack the Jews.
In fact, at next year’s Sundance Film Festival in January, Mr. Redford is hosting a Palestinian propaganda movie that is being billed as one of several films that “approach serious topics in a lively way.”
It’s called “Slingshot Hip Hop,” and it’s about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict as seen by Palestinian rappers, or as USA Today falsely puts it, “a fresh examination through the unlikely lens of Palestinian rappers.” Sundance has picked the movie as “an Official Sundance Film Festival Selection,” meaning it will be promoted big-time by Sundance to all of the Hollywood elites and celebs parading around Park City, Utah, early next year and that liberal film critics there will give it high marks. That means the movie will certainly get a distribution deal (sadly, guys like Mark Cuban will jump at the chance to spread this propaganda).
Attention: Sundance and USA Today (that means you, reporter Anthony Breznican), there’s nothing “fresh” about attacking Jews and Israel on film. And–based on the trailer (which I won’t give the honor of posting here or a link)–it’s actually the same old, same old rotten, rehashed “The Jews took our Olive tree orchard, the Jews took our land, the Jews are killing us” BS with some dumb rap and American football jerseys mixed in. (Troy Aikman should sue for defamation.) In fact, based on the propaganda-filled trailer, this movie will not be anything close to an “examination.”
And it’s old news. The movie’s website says the movie is “Coming in 2005,” which means it was shot some time in 2002-2004. Um, it’s almost 2008. If this is “fresh,” I’d hate to see the expiration date on these people’s food. Obviously, no-one cared about this tripe-on-film until Robert Redford swooped in to save the day for Islamic terrorists. Can’t do it with a pure fiction propaganda film like “Lions for Lambs”? Try, try again with a fake-umentary on the Palestinians and that big, bad wolf–the JOOOOOOS.
And as for rappers, not sure how that’s “unlikely,” as we know that Muslim terrorists–including Palestinian ones–have been very active both here and abroad in using rap and the hip-hop culture to spread their tripe.
And then there’s the slingshot analogy. You know–David v. Goliath. Except that Israel, smaller than the State of New Jersey, is the David, amidst the Goliath of 22 Arab nations and many more Muslim ones who are funding and supporting the Palestinians against them.
“Slingshot Hip Hop” is directed and produced by Palestinian/Syrian Dearbornistani Jackie Reem Salloum, a woman with which I’m very familiar. I had the “privilege” of seeing her “art” in a temporary 2005 anti-Israel, anti-Semitic “art” exhibit, “Herstory,” at Dearbornistan’s Arab American National Museum (which is funded with MILLIONS of YOUR TAX DOLLARS). She had pop art exhibits of Israeli-operated Caterpillar bulldozers “killing” Palestinians and other similar propaganda fare. (One American flag-burner, Rachel Corrie, was killed by a bulldozer–which was about to take down a Palestinian terrorist weapons-smuggling house–when the driver didn’t see her and she saw him but stayed to protect the terrorists. That’s called natural selection. And over this one incident, Israelis are now “murderers by bulldozer.”) Just how much of your tax dollars went to pay her for that “art”? How much went to fund “Slingshot Hip Hop”?
(Other “art” in the exhibit included recorded interviews with Palestinian women in the Detroit area telling us how the Israelis attacked their families and a video about how Israel “massacred” hundreds in Jenin (only 26 actually died, much of them from fellow Palestinian fire) donated by the Islamic Nurse Ratched, Najah Bazzy who announced that she “is embarrassed to be an American.” Bazzy has consequently been repeatedly feted by the left-dominated Detroit Jewish Community.)
This “movie,” Jackie Salloum’s “Slingshot Hip Hop,” will be no different. In fact, based on the trailer, it’s far worse. Sadly, Ms. Salloum is ardently promoted by . . . The Voice of America?!–also funded by your taxes. And Sundance loves her celluloid agit-prop. In 2005, the film festival screened her “Planet of the Arabs,” as an “Official Sundance Film Festival Selection.”
So, where’s the balance at Sundance? Will there be any pro-Israel or anti-Islamist movies? Answer: No. They don’t believe in balance at Sundance, just as there wasn’t any in Bobby Redford’s “Lions for Lambs.” And that’s why “Slingshot Hip Hop” is an “Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival 2008.”
Two things I hate: Rap and the Palestinian terrorist cause. I’m sure it will be a huge hit on-screen . . . with liberal movie critics. With movie-going audiences, not so much.
As for Israel and those who are against Islamic terrorism, well, their cause is just. They don’t need to package it inside of a silly media genre that is all the rage among idiots.
More evidence that exporting American “culture” to our enemies doesn’t make them our friends. It only gives them a new way to more effectively market their propaganda to us.
And apparently it worked . . . on Robert Redford and his friends at Sundance.
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