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A groundbreaking film that changes the conversation around Israel and Palestine.

About the Film

A People Without a Land, is a feature-length documentary that challenges the conventional wisdom about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Why Are We Making This Film?

A People Without a Land grew out of our frustration with the narrowness and lack of depth that characterizes so many discussions about the conflict. We wanted to make a film that would both broaden the conversation and articulate a vision for a real and lasting solution. Unlike many films about Israel/Palestine, we do not limit our field of vision to Israel’s 1967 occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. A People Without a Land examines the questions that lie at the heart of the conflict: Why has the peace process failed? What does it mean that Israel is a Jewish State? What should happen to the millions of Palestinian refugees? How about the Palestinian citizens of Israel, or the West Bank settlers? We believe that by directly addressing these questions, we can jump-start a conversation that will ultimately lead to a just solution.

What Will the Money Be Used For?

Making a feature-length documentary is expensive. The good news is that our film is very far along. A People Without a Land is in post-production, which means that we’ve already finished shooting the film and we are now one year into editing. Thanks to a previous campaign, we have been able to go from 360 hours of raw footage down to a 75 minute rough cut, complete with subtitles. But we’re not quite there yet. In particular, we need motion graphics work, color correction, sound editing, and sound mixing. And of course, there are the costs associated with procuring archival footage.

Participants

Here are some of the remarkable individuals featured in our film:

Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the Electronic Intifada

Eitan Bronstein, founder of Zochrot

Ghada Karmi, Physician and Middle East Scholar

Neta Golan, co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement.

Music

We feel very lucky to have Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird on board with our film. I think you’ll agree that their music is a perfect complement to our project. We also feel lucky to be working with the talented Alan Sufrin of Stereo Sinai who is in the process of composing an original score for the film. With partners like these, we feel confident that A People Without a Land will be a powerful emotional experience.

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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Independent documentary filmmaking is a risky endeavor beset on all sides by intimidating challenges. This is even more true of films that deal with contentious political issues like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But once you accept the challenges in advance and work through them, you get to do something that can’t be done any other way. You get to shine a light on an issue that is misunderstood. To make this kind of filmmaking possible, we need your support. Of course there are still risks and challenges on the road ahead, but we feel confident in telling you that most of them have already been met. It’s been a long four years, but we’re finally entering the home stretch of the filmmaking process and with your help, we will finally be able to complete our film.

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