The Field – Director’s Cut


Gush Etzion junction, between Jerusalem and Hebron: Ali Abu Awwad dedicates his family’s field as a Palestinian Center for Non-violence. Despite his life experience, four years in an Israeli prison, his mother’s five year sentence, a brother killed by an Israeli soldier - Ali creates ''Roots'' with local Israeli settlers advancing responsibility and grassroots work to enable political reconciliation. The film director accompanies the initiative for 2.5 years and documents the changes transpiring on both sides. In 2015, Gush Etzion Junction suffers a wave of violence and the activists face a reality where their own relatives are being attacked.

Director: Mordechai Vardi

Producer: Mordechai Vardi , Michael Treves



Production Company: Veradim Productions
Duration: 62 min.
Date of Release: 04/2019
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: 4K
Language: Hebrew, Arabic, English
Subtitles: English

Festivals & Awards

  • FIPA International Film Festival Biarritz/France 2018
    Documentary Competition

  • Peace On Earth Film Festival/Chicago - U.S.A 2018
    Best Feature Documentary Award

  • Other Israel Film Festival/NYC - U.S.A 2017

  • Doc Aviv International Documentary Film Festival/Israel 2017
    Israeli Competition

Involved Broadcasters

Channel 8, Israel


Current Affairs, Human Interest / Social Issues, Politics, Religion