Palestine is occupied by the international media and is the stage for sensational news stories.
Palestinians are presented as “performers” in these dramatic international evening newscasts and Palestinian filmmakers find themselves compelled to comply with their violent “meta-script” and its good-guy and bad-guy-narratives.
This film by the young Palestinian filmmaker Ihab Jadallah both parodies and rejects this constraint. THE SHOOTER rebells against the image of Palestine as propagated by the international media and subverts this staged representation of his country and its people. In his film the “performer” becomes active: he departs from the official script and gradually breaks out of character.