Pink Floyd takes on The Wall

The one in Israel, that is.

The United Nations on Wednesday premiered a film narrated by former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters on the plight of Palestinians living in the shadow of Israel’s controversial separation barrier.

The 15-minute film entitled “Walled Horizons” was made in honour of the fifth anniversary of the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) opinion that the barrier’s meandering route through the occupied West Bank is illegal.

It might seem obvious that this is not a “United Nations film,” but this fact evidently bears repeating, since that is what the JTA news agency mistakenly calls it.  The UN frequently screens films, and this does not indicate ideological leanings in any one way or the other.

For reference, here’s the original Wall.