Promised Lands

Promised Lands
dir. Susan Sontag/France, Poland/1974/86 min.
Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe, sala Lalka

“Promised Lands” is famed writer and critic Susan Sontag's sole documentary project (and her third directorial effort), shot in Israel on the fly in the final days and immediate aftermath of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Not only does the film scrutinize the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict, but it also brilliantly underscores the deepening divisions within Jewish thought over the very question of Palestinian sovereignty as well. Two voice-overs with very different standpoints on the conflict comment the live. The film documents a historical deadlock.


  • projection time:
    86 min.
  • country/year:
    France, Poland /1974
  • director:
    Susan Sontag
  • pictures:
    Jeri Sopanen
  • production:
    Nicole Stéphane / Ancinex Production
  • festivals and awards:
    2021 – Jihlava IFF

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