The Land of the Settlers is the most encompassing and thorough account of the no. 1 problem in the Middle East. Produced and directed by Chaim Yavin, Israel foremost television personality since the beginning of television in Israel, the documentary is a personal travelogue through the occupied territories, filmed by Yavin in the West Bank and Gaza during the last Intifa.
The Land of the Settlers
A Film by: Chaim Yavin
(Israel, 2005, 5 parts - 275 Minutes, Color, Hebrew, English subtitles)
Although the format is a personal travelogue, The Land of the Settlers gives an all-encompassing picture of the tragedy. It shows the history in brief, but concentrates mainly on the plight of the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza: roadblocks, villages under curfew, medical needs, the suffering of women and children, all these as compared to the zealous settlers with their belief that the land of Israel was given to the people of Israel, and that they will never evacuate it. The result of this is a war that has already killed more than 1000 Israelis and over 3000 Palestinians.
AWARDS, FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS
• Toronto Jewish Film Festival
• Jewish Film Week Vienna