BTS of a Lebanese Short Film Goes Viral as Palestinians 'Faking Injuries'

This video shows a Lebanese short film being short in support of Palestine.

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A video showing a cameraperson following a director's instructions and recording a scene is going viral on the internet.

The claim states that this clip shows Palestinians 'faking injuries' after the Israeli bombings.

  • A trending hashtag, 'Pallywood', was also tagged in the claim, the term insinuates that people of Gaza and Palestine are 'faking' their sufferings and losses.

What does the video show?: The clip shows a child 'covered' in blood, being treated on a stretcher.

  • Another scene shows civilians holding pro-Palestine protests where Red Crescent workers can be seen running to a scene to rescue somebody.

  • The later half of the video shows a makeup artist applying makeup on a child to depict blood and injuries.

This video shows a Lebanese short film being short in support of Palestine.

An archive can be seen here.

(Source: X/Screenshot)

(Archives of similar claims can be seen here and here.)


Who shared this claim?: The claim shared by Ofir Gendelman, Israeli Prime Minister's spokesperson to the Arab world, had garnered over 17.1 million views on X (formerly Twitter) at the time of writing this story.

What's the truth?: The video shows behind the scenes from a Lebanese short film, The Reality, which portrays the difficulties faced by Palestinians during the time of war.

How did we find out the truth?: We performed a reverse image search on a group image posted at the end of the video and this led us to an Instagram post of a Lebanese actor Rami Jardali.

  • This same image was used as a thumbnail for one of the reels posted by the actor and it was shared on 29 October.

  • The video matched with the viral video and the caption mentioned 'Backstage Reality'.

This video shows a Lebanese short film being short in support of Palestine.

The video was shared by a Lebanese actor.

(Source: IG Screenshot/altered by The Quint)

  • The same account also posted a short film titled 'The Reality' which showed the same scenes as seen in the viral video.

  • The caption tagged the director of the short film, Mahmoud Ramzi who had also uploaded the entire short film on his account.

  • 'The Reality' was shared on 28 October.

  • He had also shared a video on his account in collaboration with a Canadian content creator Amira Mehailia where they dismiss the viral claims.

We have also reached out to Ramzi, the story would be updated once we receive a response.

Conclusion: A video showing a shoot of a Lebanese short film about Palestine is going viral to claim that it is real footage from Palestine where people are 'faking their injuries'.

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