Gratz College
7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8:45 pm

Admission: General $13, Senior $10, Student $6

Shimon Dotan’s provocative documentary about Israeli settlers in the West Bank is sure to spark conversation. Dotan turns the camera on the settlers themselves and asks the question, “What is a settler?” What we hear is a diversity of responses, ranging from religious to pragmatic to controversial. Each interviewee offers a different reason for dwelling in one of the most hotly contested areas on the globe, conveying that the controversy over the land cannot be neatly explained. Weaving archival footage into the interviews, Dotan sends a message that this issue deserves urgent attention.
Country: Israel
Release Date: 2016
Time: 107 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Language: Hebrew, English with English subtitles
Director: Shimon Dotan
Topics: Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Guest Speaker: Shimon Dotan, Director Shimon Dotan is an award winning Israeli film director, screenwriter, and producer. Dotan is the recipient of numerous awards including, the Special Jury Prize for Best World Documentary Feature at Sundance Film Festival (Hot House), Silver Bear for Best Actor at Berlin Film Festival (Smile of the Lamb), Best Film Award at Newport Beach Film Festival (You Can Thank Me Later), two times winner of Israeli Academy Award for Best Film and Best Director (Repeat Dive, Smile Of The Lamb) and others. Dotan’s feature films have received both critical acclaim and commercial success.
Screened at the Sundance Film Festival and the New York Film Festival. Nominated for Best Documentary, Israeli Film Academy