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indieWIRE's Project of the Day: Comparing South Africa to Israel in "Roadmap to Apartheid"

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire August 9, 2011 at 2:52AM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
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An image from Ana Nogueira and Eron Davidson's "Roadmap to Apartheid." [Image courtesy of the filmmakers]

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.


"Roadmap to Apartheid"

Tweetable Logline:

The definitive documentary comparing and contrasting South African Apartheid with Israeli policies and practices

Elevator Pitch:

Roadmap to Apartheid explores in detail the apartheid comparison as it is used in the enduring Israel-Palestine conflict. As much an historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid, the film shows us why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today.

Featuring interviews with South Africans, Israelis and Palestinians, "Roadmap to Apartheid" winds its way through the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and inside Israel moving from town to town and issue to issue to show why the apartheid analogy is being used with increasing potency, and what prospects lie for the future.

Production Team:

Director: Ana Nogueira (former producer of "Democracy Now!") and Eron Davidson
Assistant Editor: Nathaniel Cunningham
Music: Marcel Khalife, Godspeed you Black Emperor, Invincible, DAM, Leni Stern, Joao Balao, Biosphere
Narrator: Alice Walker

About the Production:

"Ana Nogueira is a white South African and Eron Davidson a Jewish Israeli. Drawing on first-hand knowledge of the issues, the producers take a close look at the apartheid analogy often used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

"Calling the situation in Israel Palestine apartheid has become quite common. But few fully understand what that means. With this film, we break down the rhetoric into a fact-based comparison, noting where the analogy is useful and appropriate, and where it's not. And we ask the question, if it is apartheid, why is the world not as outraged now as it was then?" -- the team behind "Roadmap to Apartheid"

Current Status:

The film is in post-production, and is looking for funds to pay for their archival footage and color and sound correction.

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Film Website
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