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
119 minutes
David Deri

Shown at

  1. 21st Annual New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  2. 26th Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  3. Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  4. New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  5. Other Israel Film Festival - 2018
  6. SERET - The UK Israeli Film & TV Festival - 2019

2 Responses

  1. Christina says:

    Hello, I am very interested in viewing Sallah, Po Ze Eretz Yisrael but I see it is no longer avaible on your website. Is there anywhere I might be able to rent it?

    • jewishfilmfests says:

      Hello, It was never available on my site. I recommend reaching out to the film’s director or distributor on how you could watch the film.

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