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500 DUNAM on the MOON

Produced by Eyal Sivan
The art of dispossession and the creativity of the dispossessed.

Overview

Genre
Politics, Minorities, Cultural History, Social Issues, and Arts
Synopsis

500 DUNAM on the MOON is a documentary about the Palestinian village of Ayn Hawd, which was captured and depopulated by Israeli forces in the 1948 war and subsequently transformed into a Jewish artist's colony and renamed "Ein Hod." It tells the story of the village's original inhabitants who, after expulsion, settled only 1.5 kilometers away in the outlying hills. The film echoes the story of indigenous peoples everywhere: oppression, resistance, and the struggle to negotiate the scars of the past with the needs of the present and the hopes for the future. Addressing the universal issues of colonization, landlessness, housing rights and cultural appropriation in the specific context of Israel/Palestine, 500 DUNAM on the MOON documents the art of dispossession and the creativity of the dispossessed.

Stage
finished
Running time
48 minutes

Credits

  • Rachel Leah Jones ... Director, Co-Producer, Writer
  • Philippe Bellaiche ... DOP
  • Dahna Abourahme ... Sound
  • Eyal Sivan ... Producer
  • Ruben Kornfeld ... Editor

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Momento!
Country
France
Years of Production
2002
Locations
Israel/Palestine
Prod. Partners
RLJ Productions/USA; Sindibad Films/UK

Distribution Details

Release year
2002
Festivals
HRWFF 2002; SFJFF 2002; Très Continentes 2002
Awards
Special Mention Très Continentes 2002
Broadcast (Prod.)
France 2
Broadcast (Acq.)
M2 Morocco
Language
Arabic, Hebrew
Subtitles
Arabic, Hebrew, French, English

Photos

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