Creating people's geographies
Well worth watching these human-level vignettes that humanise the headlines. From the creators of Budrus comes Home Front: Portraits from Sheikh Jarrah, this is a series of short documentaries telling the story of the nonviolent struggle in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah, where Israeli settlers have evicted dozens of Palestinian residents and taken possession of their homes. The Israeli courts have backed the settlers, and hundreds of others now face the same threat. In response however, Israelis from increasingly diverse backgrounds have come to East Jerusalem to join the Palestinian residents in their ongoing struggle. Produced by Just Vision.
Part 1 (of 4): Mohammed El Kurd
A Palestinian teenager whose family is forced to give up part of their home and live under the same roof as a family of settlers. He comes of age in the face of unrelenting tension with his neighbors and unexpected cooperation with Israeli allies in his backyard.
Part 2: Terry Benninga
An American-born Israeli mother who to her own surprise becomes involved in the demonstrations after her children are arrested for protesting.
Part 3: Amal Qassem
A Palestinian community organizer from Sheikh Jarrah who spearheads the involvement of local women in the movement while facing the risk of losing her own home to the settlers.
Part 4: Gil Gutglick
A former Israeli soldier from a religious background who only several years after his combat service in the West Bank finds himself taking on a leading role in the protests.