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
Language: Hebrew, Arabic, English
Festivals & Awards
FIPA International Film Festival Biarritz/France 2018
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
Channel 8, Israel
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