Israel detains over 10,000 Palestinian prisoners. They are deemed “security prisoners” by the Israeli government, but, to many in the Palestinian world, they are viewed as leaders and martyrs for the crimes they have committed.
While some of the prisoners have renounced violence in favor of peace, many others are as dedicated to their causes as the day they were incarcerated and are creating virtual terrorist training camps within the prison’s walls in this candid and unflinching documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Shimon Dotan (The Settlers).
“There’s a lot of powerful footage in the film, revealing the startling simplicity with which many of the prisoners view their actions.” – Jeremy Mathews, Film Threat
“Shimon Dotan’s absorbing look at Palestinians held in Israeli jails, is full of remarkable interviews.” – Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times
- WINNER – 2007 Sundance Film Festival: Special Jury Prize, World Cinema – Documentary
- OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2007 Human Rights Watch Film Festival
- OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2007 Watch Docs Film Festival
- OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2006 Jerusalem Film Festival
2007 / 89 Minutes / English & Arabic w/English Subtitles / A film by Shimon Dotan (The Settlers)
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