Israel / United Kingdom 2018, 70 min, Hebrew, English subtitles
Tekoa is a trendy settlement, where none of the residents want to speak to the media. From the moment director Iris Zaki arrives from Tel Aviv to the settlement, tension fills the air. She sets up a pop-up film studio in the middle of Tekoa, and stays there 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’ was made by Zaki, as a social experiment that highlights the contrasts and contradictions of the settlers’ self-perception, but does so through conducting a rare and active conversation with them.
Production: Iris Zaki, Osnat Saraga
Production Company: Nutz Production
Script: Iris Zaki, Oren Yaniv
Editing: Oren Yaniv
Cinematography: Or Azulay
Dr. Iris Zaki is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and researcher who uses quirky first-person narratives to depict communities. Her PhD research explores her innovative interviewing technique ׳The Abandoned Camera'. Her previous film, Women in Sink, screened at 120 festivals, received 13 awards (including a Grierson), and features on TV and NY Times.