The Denver International Film Festival held
in Colorado on October 10-20 included in its program After
Jenin, a film made by Jenny Morgan, a British filmmaker. It
was a 52-minute documentary on the "atrocities committed
by the Israeli Army" against the Palestinians.
The film would have enjoyed a great success
had it not been countered by Empty Rooms, a documentary
by famous Dutch filmmaker Willy Lindwer.
This film is based on Dolphinarium: Terror
Targets the Young, a book published by the Michael Cherney
Fund, who also financed the film. The bombing at the Dolphinarium
Disco on June 1, 2001, took the lives of 21 people, including
The two films were shown in a double bill,
and the audience’s sympathy was on the side of Empty Rooms.
The film also became one of the few singled out and recommended
by the local film critics (unlike After Jenin, which did not
make the cut).