- 12:00 pm - Sat, Oct 13, 2012
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Copyright ninja and Creative Commons maven Nina Paley (of “Sita Sings the Blues” fame) has made this animated scene, which succinctly summarizes about 4000 years of territorial dispute over what is now Israel and Palestine. It is intended to form part of a feature-length project called “Seder-Masochism.” Paley provides a handy guide to who’s who.
This is also a good time to mention our other favorite animated explanation of geopolitics, Stefan Nadelman’s five-and-a-half-minute “Food Fight,” which takes armed conflicts from World War II to the Second Gulf War and reimagines them as clashes between stop-motion foodstuffs. (Ivan sort of wishes that Arabs weren’t just generically portrayed as kababs and falafel, but you can’t expect everyone to easily identify masgouf.)