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This Land is Mine

Posted on 05 October 2012, 21:07

This Land is Mine was the schmaltzy theme song from the film Exodus (adapted in 1960 from Leon Uris’s novel of the same name), which Wikipedia tells me was widely characterised as a Zionist epic. I can believe it, because the song has the most Settler-friendly lyrics imaginable, written by Pat Boone.

But now cartoonist Nina Paley has redeemed the song by making it the soundtrack of a satirical animation, which I’ve embedded above. Click here to see the movie in its widescreen and cartoon-violent glory. It’s beautifully made and the payoff in the closing moments gives the lie to the whole concept of the ‘Holy Land’.

Nina Paley’s blog has a very useful rundown of all the characters in the movie. Churches should screen this if they’re doing a sermon series from the more bloodthirsty Old Testament books.

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