“Rock in the Red Zone” Laura Bialis’ moving new documentary is nominally about the importance of music created in Sderot a town in the South of Israel in uncontested (i.e.non-West Bank within pre-1967 border) Israeli land that has nonetheless been the target of more than 7000 Kassam missiles from nearby Gaza.
It is a film that strives to be about place, and about individuals and self-expression in spite of, or because of, the most trying of situations. Yet it is also, inevitably a film that stands outside of global politics, to reveal much to admire in the resilience, spirit and creativity of Israel and its citizens.
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