The story of Israel's "development towns" in a chilling documentary, as never told before: Testimonials and previously sealed transcripts reveal a method, an ideology and a cruel practice of law enforcement and decision makers behind the “population dispersal” policies in the first two decades of independence. The director's family, like others, was taken to Yeruham, a development town in the Negev desert. Their personal stories recount of the price immigrant-families pay and the price still paid by Israeli society, unwilling to deal head-on with those early years and forgotten towns.
Created by: David Deri, Doron Galezer, Ruth Yuval
||Hebrew, Arabic with English subtitles
||Family, Immigrants to Israel, Sephardi-Ashkenazi Relationship
David Deri, Director
David Deri is an Israeli director and writer. He is known for Sallah ("Po Ze Eretz Yisrael") (2017), You Only Die Twice (2018) and Avudim: Lost with Tzufit Grant (2011).
Best Director and Best Research, 2017 DocAviv Film Festival; Nominated for Best Documentary, 2017 Israeli Film Academy