Nina Paley: This Land is Mine

The US cartoonist, animator and cultural activist Nina Paley (* 1968) produced the animation short film “This Land Is Mine” as part of her project “Seder-Masochism” about the Exodus. This mean little film can also be seen as a more than fitting comment to the most recent fighting in Israel and the  Gaza Strip. More information about the people shown in the film can be found on Nina Paley’s blog, or, to quote the artist: “Because you can’t tell the players without a pogrom!”


This Land Is Mine from Nina Paley on Vimeo.

The soundtrack of the animation is Andy Williams’s (1927-2012) “Exodus Song”; its final lines are:

If I must fight, I’ll fight to make this land our own.

Until I die, this land is mine.

Sometimes, there is only the hope that reason will come back some time.

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