The Settlers


Gripping … has the power to provoke strong reactions … The real achievement is going beyond the buzzwords of newscasts and talking points to convey a sense of what’s happening on the ground — and to give it a sense of urgency.” –Variety

Shimon Dotan’s emotionally charged, unapologetic documentary traces the history of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and their growth through individual action and, in this telling, the sometimes tacit encouragement of Israeli politicians. Dotan weaves archival footage with current interviews with settlers and historians, telling the story of how a group of fervent outsiders have managed to tip the balance of Middle Eastern politics into an area where reconciliation seems almost impossible to imagine. (Israel, 2016,)

Starts April 28-30