The Ancestral Sin / Sallah, Po Ze Eretz Yisrael

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.

Original title:
Sallah, Po Ze Eretz Yisrael
Year:
2017
Length:
119 minutes
Country:
Director:
David Deri

Shown at

  1. 21st Annual New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  2. 26th Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2018

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