Why the Controversy Over HBO’s “Our Boys”?
by Ricki Hollander
September 26, 2019
…The series is a co-production of HBO, Keshet International, produced by Movie Plus. Although its title echoes the hashtag #BringBackOurBoys, the production is not about the Israeli teenagers who were the subject of the social media campaign. They and their families are seen only fleetingly in archival TV news clips. The series, instead, focuses on dissection of the brutal murder of Mohammed and the trial of his killers, with the abduction/murders of Naftali, Gilad and Eyal serving as a backdrop to establish the revenge motive of the Israeli perpetrators. READ MORE