“While her cameras and political views initially spook Tekoa residents, in ‘Unsettling,’ Iris Zaki manages to get locals talking about their lives beyond the Green Line”

In new film, Tel Aviv leftist picks up and moves to a West Bank settlement
by Jacob Magid
May 22, 2018

In one of the first scenes in Iris Zaki’s new documentary, “Unsettling,” the Tel Aviv film director taps into a unique dissonance being lived out by residents of the West Bank settlement of Tekoa. Sitting at a small circular table she sets up outside the town’s minimarket, Zaki explains to her new friend Matanya that the reluctance of many locals to engage with her stems from their discomfort with addressing the political reality in which they are living. READ MORE

NPR Fauda: From Israel, A Hit TV Thriller Of War’s Chaos — And Its Domestic Cost  Most of the terrorists that I saw on TV shows and movies are just the bad guys. Nothing — they didn’t have kids, they didn’t have families, they didn’t have love, they didn’t have anything. And we wanted to show that: We wanted to show that the Israelis, they are not just the soldiers — the brutal, bad soldiers. And this is why people feel compassion for both sides.

This entry was posted in Israel & Middle East, Jewish and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.