TIMES OF ISRAEL
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.