A People Without A Land

Directed by: Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon
USA | 79 minutes

A documentary on Israel and Palestine like you’ve never seen before, following stories of residents from both sides of the war.

How much does the average person really know about the conflict between Israel and Palestine? Very little, if this insightful film is anything to go by. Written and directed by an American husband and wife team – she was raised as an evangelical Christian Zionist while he grew up in an Israeli settlement – their relationship proves to be a great starting point in what they believe is the root cause of the conflict: a conflict between those who believe in ethnocracy and those who believe in democracy.

Five years in the making and featuring cutting edge motion graphics and cinematography, this is a film that is both timely and provocative. It features interviews with influential and well-known activists – Israelis and Palestinians who are setting out to revolutionise their society. They include Eitan Bronstein, who after doing his 3 years of military service in Israel refused to join the war in Lebanon, which resulted in him becoming one of the first Israelis to be sent to prison for refusing to fight. The result is a film of astonishing beauty and imbued with a hope for the future.

Suzanne Ballantyne

Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon
Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon
Pennie Ungar-Sargon
Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon
Eitan Bronstein
Ali Abunimah
Neta Golan
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