Mother V, A Story About Loyalty

November 11, 2001

The film Mother V was broadcast this evening in Israel. What an exciting and moving event! Honest acting, credible characters, good dialogue and a positive human and political message. "Not everyone thinks that your son is a traitor," states one character, a soccer player from Dimona; "What a man!" says a Bedouin man who gives Mother V a ride to the prison.

The film is quite up to date and sticks close to the facts of Mordechai Vanunu's life, from his childhood in Morocco and in Israel, his conversion to Christianity and his adoption by an American couple. Also realistic is the prison's treatment of Mother V, who has come to visit her son for the first time in nine years: the guard sends her away, telling her that he has already had his one visit that week.

This evening's broadcast was certainly something for all Vanunu supporters to celebrate.

-Rayna Moss