This Land Ain’t Your Land

Cartoonist Nina Paley has been working on a (potential) feature film called Seder-Masochism, and earlier this week she released a first look, which is also its last scene. “This Land Is Mine” illustrates the battles over the patch of land that’s been known as Canaan, Israel, Palestine, etc. in a way that’s reminiscent of Chad Gadya without the animals. Check it out:

If you’re not sure who each of the characters is supposed to represent, Paley offers a guide to “Who’s Killing Who” on her blog.

4 Responses to “This Land Ain’t Your Land”

  1. WOW. That’s a mood killer. And all too true.

    Kung Fu Jew 18 · October 8th, 2012 at 3:21 pm
  2. Shouldn’t it be “who’s killing whom”?

    miri · October 10th, 2012 at 12:24 am
  3. Shouldn’t it be no one killing anyone?

    dlevy · October 10th, 2012 at 6:10 pm
  4. May it be: “This Land Is Ours”… and BEFORE I die…thank you, Ms Paley.

    Yael Ganet · June 5th, 2014 at 8:43 am

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