An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


This study aims to know the role of Palestinian documentaries in addressing the issues of Palestinian prisoners by identifying the most important producers and financiers of Palestinian documentaries, the most important topics they deal with in relation to the issues of Palestinian prisoners, the nature of the audience targeted by them, and ways to address the issues of Palestinian prisoners, in addition to Monitoring the elements of the image, the types of constructivism and the language used in the interviews in these films. It is a descriptive study that followed the method of content analysis of a group of 16 Palestinian documentaries dealing with prisoners' issues. The study reached a number of results, the most important of which is that those responsible for the production of Palestinian documentaries that deal with prisoners’ issues are mostly private companies or NGOs, at a rate of (64.7%), and that most of the topics covered by Palestinian documentaries that deal with prisoners’ issues are the ones related to (neglect). The medical prohibition of visiting prisoners) at a rate of (52.9%) for each, and in the second degree (methods of torture, nostalgia and longing for prisoners) at a rate of (41.2%). Which deals with prisoners' issues, uses both emotional and logical methods, and that the target audience is primarily the Arab public, with a percentage of (88.2%). The study recommended intensifying production and enhancing the role of government institutions in supporting and financing Palestinian documentaries, and the need to work on increasing documentaries dealing with issues of administrative detention, medical and scientific experiences on prisoners, migration after prison, forced deportation, and increasing Palestinian documentaries that address the global audience (foreign) in various international languages, and the need to spread a culture of interest in documentaries production among the Palestinian public, and that it is a culturally important industry, and helps spread facts.