Iris Zaki, UK/Israel, 2018, 70 min., Hebrew w/ English subtitles
GPJFF Outside the Box
Grierson Award-winning director Iris Zaki enters the heart of Tekoa, an Israeli settlement in the West-Bank, to sit down and talk to the locals. Though fearful at first of the left wing invader, settlers from various backgrounds gradually open up to her. Their honest, surprising, and sometimes funny conversations offer a fresh take on Israeli reality from both sides of the Green Line.
Official Selection: Boston Jewish Film Festival, Docaviv, Jerusalem Film Festival, Other Israel Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, UK Jewish Film Festival, Washington Jewish Film Festival
Reviews: “Though Unsettling wears its political heart on its sleeve, it is nuanced in ways that the recent crop of Israeli documentaries is often not.” (Tal Kra-Oz, Tablet Magazine)