Jordanian film “Farha” released on Netflix has sparked outrage among Israeli officials!
Farha sheds light on the Israeli atrocities against Palestinians in 1948 during the Nakba.
As reported, various other Israeli officials have denounced the production of “Farha” in public statements.
The outgoing Israeli Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman in a recent statement said, “It’s crazy that Netflix decided to stream a movie whose whole purpose is to create a false pretense and incite against Israeli soldiers.”
Furthermore, Liberman is reported to have taken steps to revoke state funding to a theatre in the Tel Aviv suburb of Jaffa that screened the film, with the “goal of preventing the screening of this shocking film or other similar ones in the future.”
In response to its screening on Netflix, there has been coordinated down voting of the OTT platform’s ratings online, as well as a social media campaign calling on people to cancel their Netflix subscriptions.
In all the mayhem, there are voices who continue support the film’s release on Netflix.
The Israeli regime is in Full Panic Mode over FARHA, a powerful, heart-opening film by @DarinSallam that dares to tell the story of a young girls' perspective of the NAKBA (ethnic-cleansing of +700,000 Palestinians). FARHA is set to stream on @Netflix tom https://t.co/eLziDkxeoj— Ahmed Eldin | أحمد شهاب الدين (@ASE) November 30, 2022
Israeli officials didn't want depictions of the true story of what happened to Palestinians in 1948 to be shown on Netflix. But Netflix stood firm & released 'Farha' today. Watch it!pic.twitter.com/FyJv13up5a— Omar Baddar عمر بدّار (@OmarBaddar) December 1, 2022
Of course, the Israeli government is not happy with this. It is not just the materiality of Palestinian existence that poses a threat to occupation, Palestinian cultural identity and memory is also a threat to Israel. Watch #Farha, remembrance is resistance. https://t.co/VrljuW3HPJ— Ouissal Harize| وصال حريز | ⵡⵉⵙⴰⵍ (@OuissalHarize) December 1, 2022
Anyone who empathised with Anne Franks story needs to watch Farha on Netflix. True Story of a Palestinian girl who survived the Nakba. Over 800,000 Palestinians displaced, 15,000 massacred,418 villages ethnically cleansed in 1948 when Europeans came to Palestine to claim ‘Israel’ pic.twitter.com/Jl6GjPVcrk— Shareefa Energy (@ShareefaEnergy) December 3, 2022
I like movies and books based on real lives or events. I’m watching this tonight. I hear it’s won awards and people walk in and out saying what a good movie it is. I haven’t watched it yet. Have you? Your thoughts? It’s on Netflix. #Farha #FarhaNetflix pic.twitter.com/xZtMMBk7Fd— Hend F Q (@LadyVelvet_HFQ) December 3, 2022
Zionists are terrified of Palestinians having a voice and telling their story.— Karim Ariqat (@FidoHieth) December 1, 2022
Farha is an achievement. But it's the first of many others to come.
We will tell our story. Over and over.
They're right to be afraid.
Thank you @DarinSallam
Watch Farha on Netflix. #farha
finished watching farha on netflix and made me realize how lucky i am. being able to pause the movie whenever it got too triggering and emotional. palestinians can’t press pause when they’re watching their friends and families get killed in front of them. free Palestine❤️ #farha— 🐣 (@falxsteen) December 2, 2022
What hit me the most after the movie was the fact that it’s still happening, the fact that Israel his killing innocent men, women and children to this very day and never have been held accountable for any of it. It’s just heart shattering to think about it. #Farha pic.twitter.com/SycSZxpKxm— aaidh 🇵🇸 (@aaaaaidh) December 3, 2022
Whole world watched and disseminated the “Schindler List” , why not #Farha— Waqar Ahmed (@waqarahmed0403) December 3, 2022
We felt the pain of Jews people, when Hilter got mad, why we aren’t feeling the pain of Palestinians, when Zionists are behaving like rabid dogs.
Pain is equal, only feeling matters. #Behuman pic.twitter.com/owFoqGNTTg
The film Farha, based on the true events, tells the story of an individual tragedy that took place during the 1948 war to create the state of Israel — where Palestinians, who remember the event as the Nakba, or catastrophe, were expelled from their homes by the hundreds of thousands.
As per the film’s synopsis: A 14-year-old Palestinian girl, nursing dreams of breaking out of the traditional gender expectations of her village to attend school at a nearby city, is forced into hiding by her father after their quiet settlement is attacked by soldiers of the newly created Israeli Defense Forces. Hiding inside a locked pantry while waiting for her father to return, she watches through a small opening in the wall as Israeli soldiers execute a Palestinian family — including two young children and a baby.