SERET: The Ancestral Sin

Cinema

Directed by David Deri | 2019 | Israel | Documentary | Hebrew and Arabic with English Subtitles| 1h 39m | 

In the early 20th century, the Jewish Agency’s social housing project was integral in settling the land of Israel. While most Jewish immigrants wanted to live in the cities, the Jewish Agency used questionable tactics to help population dispersal: convincing mostly Sephardic and Mizrahi immigrants to settle in the most destitute areas of the country, which came to be known as Israel’s ‘development towns’.

Using personal testimonials and previously- sealed government transcripts, director David Deri uncovers an unsettling dark chapter in Israel’s historical narrative and reveals the racism that shaped the country.
This chilling documentary reveals the cruel law enforcement and decision makers behind the "population dispersal" policies in the first two decades of independence.

Doc Aviv Festival 2017 Winner Best Direction Award - David Deri, and Best Research Award – Talia Aloni and Renen Yezersky

 

Venue

JW3 Cinema
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