Unsettling

 

Outside the Box

Monday, December 2, 2019
7 PM @ Lightbox Film Center at International House

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General Admission: $12 | *Students: $6 | *I-House Residents/Lightbox Film Center Members: $6

*Because student/I-House/Lightbox Member ID is required, tickets may only be purchased in-person.

Director: Iris Zaki
Genre: Documentary Feature
Country: UK/Israel
Year: 2018
Running Time: 1 hr 10 min
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles

Philadelphia Premiere
A documentary filmmaker enters the heart of Tekoa, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, and sets up a pop-up film studio with the aim to interview Jewish settlers of various backgrounds. Though engaging with their new left-leaning neighbor is a gradual process for even the most open-minded of the settlers, the conversations that ensue are fascinating, honest, and shockingly insightful.

Iris Zaki’s straightforward, stripped-bare approach to documentary filmmaking lifts the veil of ideological artifice to reveal the complexity of Israeli reality from both sides of the Green Line.

Special Guest: Skype Interview with Iris Zaki | Director of UNSETTLING

Trailer:

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)