Director: Mordechai Vardi
Screening time: 08.04.2018. 16:30
Screening location: Kino Tuškanac
Runtime: 72 min
Awards: Best Feature Documentary Award: Peace On Earth Film Festival, Chicago - U.S.A. 2018 Documentary Competition: FIPA International Film Festival Biarritz - France 2018 Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival - Denmark 2018 Beth Jacob Israeli Film Festival Hamilton - Canada 2018 Holy Land Film Series, Washington DC - U.S.A. 2018 St Louis International Film Festival - U.S.A. 2017 Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival - U.S.A. 2017 Other Israel Film Festival, NYC - U.S.A. 2017 Cinema South International Film Festival - Israel 2017 Israeli Competition: Doc Aviv International Documentary Film Festival - Israel 2017 Hartley Film Foundation Development Prize (U.S.A.): Copro Documentary Co-production Pitching Forum (Tel Aviv, Israel, June 2016)
Gush Etzion junction, between Jerusalem and Hebron: Ali Abu Awwad dedicates his family’s field as a Palestinian Center for Non-violence. Despite his life experience, four years in an Israeli prison, his mother’s five year sentence, a brother killed by an Israeli soldier - Ali creates ''Roots'' with local Israeli settlers advancing responsibility and grassroots work to enable political reconciliation. The film director accompanies the initiative for 2.5 years and documents the changes transpiring on both sides. In 2015, Gush Etzion Junction suffers a wave of violence and the activists face a reality where their own relatives are being attacked.