The Settlers

  • Directed by Shimon Dotan
  • France/Germany/Israel, 2016, 107 mins., Hebrew/Arabic/English

The Settlers traces the history of Israeli settlements in the West Bank since the 1967 Six-Day War. While government leaders and the Israeli public initially saw the military victory as an opportunity for a negotiated peace, many religious conservatives saw it as a calling from God to redeem the Biblical land of Israel. Through the voices of the pioneers of the movement and a diverse range of modern-day settlers—religious and secular, radical and idealist—Dotan weaves a comprehensive, provocative, and often troubling exploration of the controversial communities that continue to influence the sociopolitical destinies of Israel and Palestine. Nominated for the Israeli Academy Award for Best Documentary. In Hebrew, Arabic, and English with English subtitles.

Genres: Documentary