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THE SETTLERS

the settlers

Even though no Jews lived in the historic Jewish heartland of Judea and Samaria before the 1967 Six Day War, it is now home to hundreds of thousands of Jewish settlers, who are almost as diverse in their outlooks, origins, ideologies, and socioeconomic backgrounds as Israeli society itself. How did it happen? What drew them there? 

The story of Israeli settlements in the West Bank is an intriguing, unavoidable feature of modern Israeli life: complex and elusive in its early years, and increasingly wild and tragic as the years go by. It is a story that has been with us for almost half a century, and still shows no sign of resolving itself. 

Much like the Occupation itself, the settlement phenomenon has received extensive coverage in the media. But this coverage tends to focus on fallout, and rarely on the ideological and historical forces that led to the creation of the settlements and with them, the unflinching grip that Israel has on the West Bank, a grip that has become the new hallmark of a society once founded on the ideals of secular liberalism and equality. 

Combining history and headlines, THE SETTLERS is the first comprehensive look at the meeting point, where radicals, idealists, messianic fanatics, true believers and political opportunists, living on the fault lines of an age-old conflict, come face to face with history itself. Today, the settlers threaten to ignite the Middle Eastern powder keg.

What the critics are saying:

"A compelling, must-see, tour de force."

- The Huffington Post

"Shimon Dotan's film is a distinctly important addition to the study of Israel's policies and practices in the occupied Palestinian territories. Documenting the development of the settlement project, it debunks many of the narratives commonly used to explain the ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Although it will undoubtedly provoke many contentious discussions, the facts it reveals are not only vital to the pursuit of justice and peace but are also the hallmark of great documentary work.”

- Yinon Cohen, Professor of Israel & Jewish Studies

Columbia University

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Directed by: Shimon Dotan  Runtime: 106 minutes

THE WAR SHOW

For the past few years, the world’s eyes have been fixed on the disintegration of Syria. Untold news coverage has followed the descent of a nation and and the displacement of its population as they pour into Europe, risking their lives to find refuge. THE WAR SHOW is a first-hand account of the Syrian civil war and the plight of its people from an inside perspective. Co-directors Obadiah Zytoon and Andreas Dalsgaard take the viewer inside the war- from the euphoria of the initial protests to the nadir of despair in the face of unspeakable tragedies and brutality. Emphasizing the rarely seen accounts of civilians and the parasitic rebel factions, THE WAR SHOW is a heart-pounding and visceral snapshot of a nation in shambles. Despite these dire circumstances, however, the film presents a staggering triumph of the human spirit.  

Directed by: Andreas Dalsgaard & Obaidah Zytoon Runtime: 104 minutes 

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GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM

God Knows Where I AmThe body of a homeless woman is found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse. Beside the body, lies a diary that documents a journey of starvation and the loss of sanity, but told with poignance, beauty, humor, and spirituality. For nearly four months, Linda Bishop, a prisoner of her own mind, survived on apples and rain water, waiting for God to save her, during one of the coldest winters on record. As her story unfolds from different perspectives, including her own, we learn about our systemic failure to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

Directed by: Todd & Jedd Wider  Runtime: 97 minutes

What the critics are saying:

"God Knows Where I Am—beautiful, haunting and supremely moving—is one of the most powerful documentary films I have seen on America's flawed approach to mental health and homelessness. Essential viewing for anyone seeking to understand the systemic failings of our mental healthcare system, it is at once a work of art and a clarion call to end our neglect of people with mental illnesses.  The film powerfully conveys how an empty commitment to individual liberty has been substituted for a genuine system of mental health treatment and leaves us with one unavoidable conclusion: "we can and must do better.""

-Paul S. Appelbaum, MD
Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, & Law

“A film of great beauty and tenderness that gradually reveals a confounding mental illness, this film is a human story at its heart. Ultimately, it illuminates a hidden problem of vast proportion with an epic yet intimate cinematic vision.” 

– Jury, Hot Docs

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A GERMAN LIFE

Brunhilde Pomsel always described herself as just being a sideline figure, disinterested in politics, but she nevertheless got closer to one of the worst criminals in world history than anyone else presently alive. Now aged 105, Pomsel used to work as secretary, stenographer and typist for the Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. With amazing clarity and in beguiling denial of the full import of her role, she recalls her details of her work, relationships, and accession to evil. A GERMAN LIFE forces viewers to ask themselves whether they would sacrifice moral principles in order to advance their own careers. Her extraordinary biography and unique personal journey make it clear that fascism cannot rise again without the assistance of more Brunhilde Pomsels.

Directed by: Christian Kroenes, Florian Weigensamer, Olaf S. Müller & Roland Schrotthofer

Runtime: 107 minutes

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