This movie was a major disappointment. Instead of being a critical analysis (animated or not) of the tragic events in 1982 at Sabra and Satilla refugee camps, it turns out to be an apologist's, self-serving account of Israel's role in the massacre of the Palestinian refugee camps in southern Lebanon, camps created by the Israeli ethnic cleansing of 750,000 Palestinians (while murdering 100,000) in 1948. The movie rightly blames the Christian Phalangists of the actual massacre of 3,000-3,500 Palestinian refugees in September 1982 and does point to the possibility of collaboration with Israel (many hold Ariel Sharon, then prime minister, directly responsible) for this war crime. It is deeply sad that these refugees had been twice the victims of an Israeli policy albeit carried out by their Lebananese allies. There is no real regret on the director's part in this double crime, only a egoistic and tortured account of PTS syndrome by the director (played by the leading animated soldier in the film). There was the inevitable reference to the Holocaust that the Israeli government often uses to justify their criminal behavior toward the Palestinians (who had nothing...nothing to do with that tragedy) along with references to being under attack from snipers and a kid with a RPG. Typical of Israeli and Palestinian conflicts since the ethnic cleansing, the Israelis are the superior force and the aggressors although they are portrayed as being the defenders and the victims of Palestinian "terrorists". That this movie received an Oscar award is a testament to the power of the Israeli lobby and their propaganda to white-wash their role in the crime, a real travesty of truth. Read Ilan Pappe's (an Israeli historian), "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine" or Robert Fisk's "The Great War for Civilization", a history of the modern middle east...check out Sabra and Satilla or Sharon or Beshir as well to see what I mean.