Deadly Currents

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Deadly Currents
Directed bySimcha Jacobovici
Produced bySimcha Jacobovici
Ric Esther Bienstock
Elliott Halpern
StarringHanan Ashrawi
Nurit Galron
Juliano Mer-Khamis
Music byStephen Price
CinematographyMark Mackay
Edited bySteve Weslak
Release date
Running time
115 minutes

Deadly Currents is a Canadian documentary film, directed by Simcha Jacobovici and released in 1991.[1] The film explores the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, profiling various people on both sides of the dispute.[2]

The film premiered theatrically at the 1991 Toronto International Film Festival,[3] and had a theatrical run before airing on CBC Television in 1992.[4] When the film screened in Jerusalem, it was heavily criticized by viewers on both sides of the dispute.[5]

The film won the gold medal at the Nyon International Documentary Film Festival in 1991,[6] and the Genie Award for Best Feature Length Documentary at the 13th Genie Awards.[7]


  1. ^ "Deadly points of view: Simcha Jacobovici's documentary, Deadly Currents, takes an open-minded and clear-eyed look at this centuries-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict". The Globe and Mail, October 5, 1991.
  2. ^ "Mideast film an eye-opener". Toronto Star, October 9, 1991.
  3. ^ "Rock flick Highway 61 sets pace of Canadian features race The Toronto film festival's annual rite of self-discovery takes an unusual perspective in otherwise familiar setting". Toronto Star, July 24, 1991.
  4. ^ "CBC spotlights Israeli-Palestine war". Waterloo Region Record, January 29, 1992.
  5. ^ "Canadian's film on intifada criticized from both sides at Jerusalem screening". Montreal Gazette, December 9, 1991.
  6. ^ "Canadian film wins". The Globe and Mail, October 22, 1991.
  7. ^ "Naked Lunch top fare at Genies: 8 awards for surrealistic fantasy, but some films ill-served by presenters". The Globe and Mail, November 23, 1992.

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