But people still come to this former mining town hoping to hit it big. It is the Sundance Film Festival, starting its edition Thursday night, that draws the hopeful year after year the way these snowy hills lured miners once upon a time. Instead of prospectors from places as far away as Scotland, Ireland, Scandinavia and even China, Sundance attracted 14, film submissions from a whopping countries, almost double the 87 nations who compete for the foreign language Oscar.
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I srael's recent attack on a flotilla delivering humanitarian aid to Gaza, killing at least nine people, suggests a growing indifference of the Israeli government to global condemnation of its Palestine policies. Yet at the same time Israel appears to be actively concerned to shape itself as a benign and even progressive democracy. Israel is invested in a large-scale, massively funded Brand Israel campaign, produced by the Israeli foreign ministry, to counter its growing reputation as an imperial aggressor — it was ranked out of nations in a recent East West Communications survey in terms of "positive perception".
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Haaretz film critic Uri Klein describes Bourekas films as a "peculiarly Israeli genre of comic melodramas or tearjerkers Bourekas are a popular food in Israeli cuisine. Although Bourekas films were some of the most successful in the box office, they typically received terrible reviews from critics.
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