Friday, December 7, 2012

Flipping Out : Israeli Youth in India

This disturbing BBC documentary, Flipping Out, shows the problems of occupation in Israel of Palestinian territories, this time from the prospective of former soliders going to India following their three years of mandatory service.

For most, it is a rite of passage. A breathing space between the army, going to school, getting a job, and getting married.  But for some, it becomes a place to hide, to take drugs to mask mental problems, PTSD, depression, psychosis, caused or worsened by military service.

This is a sad film, which shows the terrible cost of living in Israel, at least for the individuals depicted here.  Once more, this film shows the price paid by the occupier.  It is a big toll; and young people pay the price.

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