On Monday, filmmaker and activist Yaron Brook released a movie called “Tikkun Olam.”
In it, Brook, an Israeli citizen who lives in the occupied West Bank, is a young filmmaker who wants to create a film that would expose the Israeli occupation.
“Takvot,” Brook wrote on his website, “is the story of my struggle to create cinema that is not about war and occupation, but about the Palestinian people and their struggle to live in peace and dignity.”
Brook’s film is about the daily struggles of Palestinians living under Israeli occupation in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Brook’s goal is to “explore the meaning of cinema and the art of filmmaking that has existed in the region since its earliest days, with the goal of creating a film with a clear message.”
While Brook’s latest film does not make an overt political point, his intention is clear: to present an unapologetically honest look at the conflict between the Palestinian struggle and the Israeli government.
As he explains on his film’s website, his mission is to show “how this conflict has continued to grow, and that there is a continuing lack of respect for the Palestinian cause in Israel, despite its enormous achievements.”
Brook describes the film as a “tour de force” that offers “a direct shot at the Israeli media and the world” and offers a “direct view of the human cost of the Israeli policies of the last two decades.”
Brook said in an interview that he wants to be “open” about his work and its messages.
“It’s not about me or my politics, it’s not a protest film, it is not a film about the occupation, it isn’t a film on Zionism,” Brook told Haaretz.
“The message is not one of ‘We’re fighting for the Palestinians’ or ‘We are for the Jews.'”
He said that he hopes that his film will spark conversations among Israeli and Palestinian filmmakers about the conflict.
“We can’t allow this situation to go on forever, so we need to work together to create something that can be understood,” Brook said.
Brook believes that his films could help the Palestinian and Israeli peoples better understand each other.
“My films will make people think about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, not just in terms of how it is seen from Israel, but in terms that they see it from an Arab perspective,” he said.
“I want people to realize that this conflict is a civil war, it exists within both of these countries.
I hope that these films will show the reality of the conflict, the reality that it has created in both countries.”
“Tika,” the Israeli title for the film, refers to the biblical story of Moses, who is the son of God.
In this story, Moses confronts Pharaoh and his people over the expulsion of the Israelites from Egypt.
He tells Pharaoh that God “tikkun olam,” which means “to take up the sword,” will be his final act.
“This is what we are all fighting for: to have the freedom to live our lives according to our beliefs and our culture,” Brook explained in an email interview.
“To have the right to live and to have a homeland.”
The title of Brook’s documentary “TIKUNO LAWN” refers to a story in the Book of Moses about Moses coming to the Mount of Olives in Egypt.
In the book, Moses tells the story about a woman who was born in a cave in the desert.
She was the daughter of Pharaoh, and she was cursed with the ability to see through her husband’s eyes.
“When she saw the Pharaoh, she fell down dead and his curse was upon her,” the book says.
“So she went up to Pharaoh and said, ‘Please let me go up to the top of the pyramid.
Please let me ascend the tower.
If I fall down, my curse is upon me.'”
In the final scene of “Tekkun Olim,” Moses and his wife, Amalek, walk on the mount of Olive in order to visit their children.
They visit Amalak and her husband, who are dead.
Amalik asks, “Why don’t we go up, to the sky?”
Moses replies, “Because I’m afraid that if I do that, my wife will kill me.”
Brook told The Jerusalem Report that he is not advocating for the expulsion or forced deportation of Palestinians.
“There is no reason why the Palestinians can’t live in a state of dignity,” he told The Report.
“And it’s true that Palestinians have to live within the borders of Israel, with its security.
But the issue is that it’s a very complex issue and I don’t think it’s something that’s being solved in one fell swoop.”
Brook has been involved in a number of protests against Israeli policies.
In 2013, he participated in the “Bamaz” protests in the Israeli capital, which were aimed at condemning Israeli policy on the Gaza Strip.