By Ilan ZIV

FIRST HAND FILMS - as SALES All rights, World / PROD

Social issues - Production 2019

    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Documentary
    • Countries
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ilan ZIV
    • Producer(s)
    • Esther VAN MESSEL (First Hand Films)
    • Synopsis
    • What is the economic ramification of the Occupation of Palestine for Israel and especially for the rest of the world? We show the picture of the economic side of the occupation as never really dealt before. We explore the financial and structural interests of Israel and the international market aimed at maintaining the situation of injustice or at least to profit from it while it lasts.

      We explore the hypocrisy or double standards of European and American governments in this game. The question remaining will be: does it actually pay to end the occupation?

      Three aspects of the Economy of Occupation:

      1. Global investment and financial involvement in the Occupation: How international companies, banks and insurance companies are involved in building the separation wall and the settlements. And to what degree the governments know about it and collaborate with it while supporting NGO's that fight the occupation.

      2. Export of goods from occupied territories internationally: Which goods are exported from the Occupied Territories under the name of Israel and can they be tracked? The EU demands marking those goods, but is that feasible at all? What about security and the knowledge about security issues?

      3. Captive market: Palestinians are forced to use Israeli products for almost all daily life needs. From food to medicine, from agriculture to education. Israeli companies make big profits from the occupation. The Oslo agreements, trying to establish peace, have a big role in creating this situation.