UNSETTLING

By Zaki Iris, Iris ZAKI

IN GRID VISUAL MEDIA - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2018

A pop-up film studio becomes a social laboratory for encounters with camera-shy (but not conflict-averse) Israeli settlers on the West Bank.

Festivals
& Awards

BFI London FF 2018
Debate
CPH:DOX 2018
Competition
DocAviv 2018
Main Competition
Era New Horizons - Poland 2018
Dokufest 2018
Astra 2018
Main Competition
Cinedoc Tbilisi 2018
International Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM, ISRAEL
    • Languages
    • HEBREW
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Zaki Iris, Iris ZAKI
    • Producer(s)
    • Osnat SARAGA (Nutz Productions), Iris ZAKI
    • Synopsis
    • Tekoa is a trendy hippie colony for Israeli settlers on the West Bank, where none of the controversial residents want to speak to the media. From the moment filmmaker Iris Zaki arrives, tension fills the air. She sets up a small pop-up film studio in the middle of the small town, and stays put for over one month in order to meet the young settlers face to face. A simple intervention, which creates a complex chain of reactions from those who eventually agree to talk to her. From a woman who in the middle of an interview admits to being a fascist, to another who has survived a knife attack by a young Palestinian – and has forgiven him. 'Unsettling' is made by Iris Zaki alone as a social experiment that highlights the contrasts and contradictions of the settlers' self-perception, but which does so in something as rare as an active conversation with them. A conceptual ploy that places Zaki's film in the field between artistic practice and political activism, and which reaches beyond blind criticism.
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