Promised Lands
Promised Lands (1974)

Journalist Susan Sontag made this film as a photographic essay on the State of Israel and a recent war which took place there. In it, she meditates on the current (1974) situation of the country and its people and her feelings about Israel… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 15, 2011
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

Sontag's true talent was for the printed word; behind the camera, her limitations come more harshly to light.

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Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com

...Sontag was enough of an artist to know that she was present in a crucible-moment, and that if she just pointed her camera in the right direction, history would do the rest.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

The movie does not advertise its alliances, and Sontag's position is pretty thoroughly hidden in the folds of her imagery.

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Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl

...a reminder of a time when a noted writer and intellectual was willing to take the risk of working in a medium in which she had no training and minimal experience...

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