Persona Non Grata
Oliver Stone's excursion into Israel and the West Bank becomes the story of Persona Non Grata, an engrossing pic that contrasts situations as much as cultures.
March 23, 2002. Israelis and Palestinians at war. Diplomacy deadlocked. Violence escalating. Over five days, Stone and his European documentary film crew traveled the streets of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Ramallah, documenting life in the face of daily threats of violence. Without abandoning hope for a peaceful solution, the timely America Undercover documentary special Persona Non Grata offers a thought-provoking, first-hand look at this complex conflict. Among those interviewed by Stone are former Israeli Prime Ministers Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak and Benjamin Netanyahu; European diplomats Miguel Moratinos and Christian Jeuret; Hasan Yosef, a spokesman for the political wing of Hamas; and a group of masked fighters from the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade.
- Year: 2003
- Country: France, Spain, USA
- Genre: Documentary
- Runtime: 67 min.
- Director: Oliver Stone
- Screenwriter: Oliver Stone
- Participants: Yasser Arafat, Ehud Barak, Benjamin Netanyahu, Shimon Peres, Oliver Stone
- Cinematographers: Rodrigo Prieto, Serguei Saldivar