The Present – short film reviewed by David Foster

This short 24 minute film, available on Netflix shows the everyday humiliations suffered by Palestinians under Israeli occupation. There is no violence but the potential for violence bubbles under the surface.

It shows how Yusuf attempt to bring home a fridge, bought as a present for his wife and the humiliating treatment they suffer as they attempt to do some of the ordinary things in life.

This makes a powerful statement by being understated.