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San Francisco Jewish Film Festival: Within the Eye of the Storm

August 1, 2013

directed by Shelley Hermon, 2012

Within the Eye of the Storm

Instead of injecting the usual talking head motif, Within the Eye of the Storm plays out more like a docudrama and a history lesson. The conversations and interactions that take place are revealing in a very general sense and fail to add an extra dimension to who these men really are amid such tremendous turmoil.  The ties to their homelands, their search for justice, and their forever lost children are matters of serious weight, but it’s exclusively told instead of felt. We witness Bassam and Rami come to terms with tragedy as we follow their daily lives and personal struggle, with the former’s involvement in a case against the State over the specifics of his daughter’s death acting as the film’s only source of momentum.

Read full review at Movie Mezzanine