PBS protects American viewers from international version of 1967 documentary

Fichman said that PBS demanded entire scenes and sequences come out, and others be softened.”

Toronto Star columnist writes about:

…a stunning $1.2 million Canada-Israel-France co-production, Six Days in June. Fast-paced and rich with archival footage, its stories are told not by “experts,” nor pundits, nor academics. The people who we see are witnesses – as fighters, journalists, politicians, diplomats, refugees or survivors.

Two not-so-subtly different versions have already aired this week. Both about two hours in length, one ran in French, on CBC’s sister networks Radio-Canada and the all-news RDI, the other in English on PBS. (A three-hour edition also aired to rave reviews in Israel.)

The PBS version repeats Sunday at 3 a.m.on WNED.

The French edition is what Montreal-based producer Ina Fichman calls the “international version,” which was sold to Italy’s RAI, Australia’s SBS and elsewhere.

It depicts, among other historical facts, the expulsion of thousands of Palestinians by the Israeli army, a move the narrator delicately describes as “the first change to the demographics of the West Bank.” It shows, through the eyes of a former Arab resident and an Israeli who photographed the event, that, where large villages stood, now are forests (many planted with Canadian charitable donations).

There is also a sequence, as related by the American-born Abdullah Schleifer, editor of Palestine News, as well as an Arab whose home was destroyed, about the overnight razing of a 700-year-old Palestinian neighbourhood in Jerusalem by the triumphant Israeli defence minister, General Moshe Dayan.

“When I saw this destruction, there was a part of me that felt tremendous dread, that a whole new problem was going to be created,” says Schleifer. He says this in the PBS version as well, but the horrifying context is stripped away for American sensibilities.

“PBS is really not a liberal left-wing broadcaster,” says Fichman. “It’s subscription and sponsor-based, with members of the Jewish community among its supporters.”

Fichman said that PBS demanded entire scenes and sequences come out, and others be softened.

The sad part is that, unless the feature-length “director’s cut” by Israeli-born filmmaker Ilan Ziv gets distribution, Canadians will not get to view what the rest of the world, including Israel, has.

CBC-TV, for example, did not buy it because PBS already had North American rights. The film also did not fit with its focus on “contemporary political and social issues.”

And so, we get the whitewashed version of history. Not surprising.

As the narrator says, “The Six-Day War will prove to be an unfinished war, just one battle in a conflict that has never ended.”

There are a lot of benefits of a wholesome lifestyle. But can medicines help us? In fact, it is not so easy to find trusted web-site. Choosing the best treatment variation for a racy disease can get really confusing considering the merits and demerits of the existing treatment methodologies. Diflucan (fluconazole), the first of a new group of synthetic antifungal agents, is existing as a powder for oral suspension. Viagra which is used to treat erectile disfunction and similar states when erection is of low quality. Cialis is a medicine prescribed to treat a lot of complaints. What do you know about buy cialis online cheap? Our article focuses on the treatment of erectile disfunction and buy cialis cheap. Generally, both men and women suffer from sexual dysfunctions. What are the symptoms of sexual disorders? In fact, a scientific reviews found that up to three quarters of men on such drug experience erectile dysfunction. Such disease is best solved with vocational help, commonly through counseling with a certified physician. Your sex therapist can help find the treatment that is better for you and your partner. The most common undesirable side effects of such medications like Cialis is dizziness. This is not a complete list of potential side effects and others may occur. Even if this medicament is not for use in women, this medicine is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby.