Director: Iris Zaki
Producers: Iris Zaki, Osnat Saraga
70 min | UK, West Bank/Israel
Tekoa is a trendy West Bank Jewish settlement, where none of the residents want to speak to the media. From the moment Zaki arrives, tension fills the air. She sets up a pop-up film studio in the middle of Tekoa, and stays put for a month in order to meet settlers. A simple intervention, which creates a complex chain of reactions from those who eventually agree to talk. 'Unsettling' is made by Zaki alone as a social experiment that highlights the contrasts and contradictions of the settlers' self-perception, but does so in something as rare as an active conversation with them.
Special Mention, Documentary Features Category, SIMA 2019