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Directed by | Larissa Sansour

Genre fiction  |  Length: 3mins  |  Year of production: 2006

Happy Days is a video that exposes everyday Palestinian life under Israeli occupation. In the work, a collage of footage shot on location in the occupied territories is accompanied by the theme music from the seventies sitcom �Happy Days�. Sansour contrasts a visual language which departs from the nowroutinised staples of news footage, with the familiar soundtrack to the mass appeal comedy in order to underline the western public's apathy when confronted with mediatised conflict. In this way she aims to subject international politics to a format normally associated with entertainment and thereby call attention to the blurry boundary between the two.