This is the first review by our young reporter Narayan Jhutti and we are looking forward to many more.
The film about David Ben-Gurion was an interesting insight into how Isreal has become the nation it is today, starting from nothing to becoming a metropolis with one man’s strength and perseverance. Through the film I learnt about Ben-Gurion’s interesting views and how he views life and also how he would use Jewish morals in his politics. I felt that the use of subtitles was brilliant as it kept the film authentic and you could feel Ben-Gurion’s passion for politics and life through his tone of voice, whereas it would be a bit tarnished if it were dubbed over. My favourite scene from the film was when they showed Ben-Gurion and his late wife together, as it showed that he was a family man and was devoted not only to his country but also to his family, which is a very Jewish way of being, this also would have set a good example to the citizens of Isreal at the time. If I were to describe the film in five words I’d say “A passionate first prime minister’s story”. After the film, there was an interesting discussion where Ben-Gurion was compared to Trump. I believe this is an interesting comparison: they both have strength and courage in common, but do have a very different purpose in the world and culture.