Finger Pointing to the Earth Trailer

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Password : Powerland . The above video is more a mini version of the film than it is a trailer. It is nearly 5 minutes long and it is shamelessly a work in progress.

Finger Pointing to the Earth is an investigation into the existential significance of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the 'Holy Land".

Directors Notes

Fundraising

Full Interviews

Capitilism Vs Tradition

Finger Pointing to the Earth asks the questions:

Are the Palestinians fighting for the land we as citizens of the world have by and large all lost  over 200 years ago?

June 2012, Ramallah, West Bank. Mohammad, 16, works for the cleaning company

 

Is being enslaved by debt for a small plot of land that has always been there 'freedom'?

Are we drawn to their battle because it resonates within us on a level too deep for us to consciously comprehend?

 

 

It seems fair to suggest that the city dwelling, middle class Palestinians are now for the most part seduced by the illusion of freedom that capitalism so effectively markets. If the shackles of the occupation where stripped tomorrow and the torment of imprisonment evaporated like the magic preached in all religious text, would the Palestinians find themselves in a society where 'their' land is unequally shared amongst those with the Ottoman paperwork and those without?

"Do you own land?"

Finger Pointing Blurb

After interviews with a wide variety of residents of Israel and Palestine and study into alternative ways of living, this film asserts that the concept of land ownership is the heart beat of this conflict, not to whom the land belongs which is secondary to the initial belief and acceptance that land should belong to humans in the first place.

For those who believe in the bible could this be light spoken of in:

"And unto your light, nations shall walk, and kings unto the brightness of your rising" (Isaiah, 60:3)

For those who believe in basic economics it may interest you to know that such a concept is championed by the Global Commons movement and Henry George, an American writer, politician and political economist, who was the most influential proponent of the land value tax, also known as the "single tax" on land as well as many other modern economists such as Fred Harrison.

Quotes

As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.

(Adam Smith)

How can a man be said to have a country when he has not right of a square inch of it.

(Henry George)

Buy land, they're not making it anymore.

Mark Twain

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

Albert Einstein

Ownership of Land

Land ownership renders the majority of any population as work slaves to a system that cannot stop the exponential increase of property prices. Land owners become the unelected masters of our society through the sheer power of owning land and what that means. The money trail of produce is always siphoned into the land owner or the institution that has lent the money for land ownership.