Grierson award-winning director Iris Zaki enters the heart of Tekoa, an Israeli settlement in the West-Bank,and sits down to talk to the locals. Though fearful at first of the left-wing invader, settlers from various backgrounds gradually open up to her. Their honest, surprising and sometimes funny conversations offer a fresh take on Israeli reality from both sides of the Green Line.
Dr. Iris Zaki is a Grierson award-winning documentary filmmaker and researcher, who uses quirky first-person narratives to depict communities. She recently finished her PhD at Royal Holloway, London, which explored her innovative interviewing technique ׳The Abandoned Camera’. Her previous film, Women in Sink, screened at over 120 festivals and universities, received 13 awards (from Karlovy Vary, Visions du Reel and more), and featured on TV and on NY Times’ OpDocs.
Women in Sink, 2015, 35 min, UK/Israel
My Kosher Shifts, 2011, 20 min, UK