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The Jewish National Fund’s (JNF) beloved Blue Box campaign was internationally successful in raising support for the purchase and forestation of land in Palestine. The trees have since spread their roots, but evidence remains of the Palestinian communities displaced by the once-fragile seedlings. Joseph Weits, filmmaker Michal Weits’ great-grandfather, was a key figure in the organization. His private diaries reveal the story of the massive land takeover that led to the creation of the State of Israel. In conversations with her family, she questions his actions, which result in an exploration of Israel’s past and an uncomfortable truth.

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Screening Schedule:
  • Sun 04.07 | 21:15 | Cinematheque 3 | Filmmaker Present
  • Wed 07.07 | 12:30 | Cinematheque 3
  • Fri 09.07 | 14:00 | Cinematheque 3 | Filmmaker Present | Q&A with filmmaker Michal Weits, moderated by Tamar Kay
  • Watch online | The film will be available from July 4th at 9:15 p.m. until July 14th

Michal Weits is an Israeli documentary director and producer, studied at the Sam Spiegel Film School. Former head producer of the Israeli documentary Channel 8, In 2013 Weits Founded 'Tape Runners', an independent production company, in which she produced- "WALL" (Moran Ifergan, winner of DocAviv film festival 2017)

Production: Assaf Amir, Ina Fichman, Eric Goossens, Uri Smoly, Frederik Nicolai
Production Company: Norma Productions, Intuitive Pictures, Off World Productions
Editing: Doron Djerassi, Erez Laufer
Cinematography: Daniel Kedem, Avner Shahaf, Daniel Miller
Research: Michal Weits, Lee Rotbart
Visual Research: Michal Weits, Lily Yudinsky
Sound Design: Beniot Damn
Music: Beniot Charest


Supporters & Broadcasters: Yes Docu, The New Fund for Cinema and TV, SODEC, SRC- Radio Canada, MOSAIC Institute, CANVAS , Knowledge Network Canada, VAF Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Rogers Documentary Fund, VPRO, NHK , RTS , Mifal HaPayis, Israel Film Center, HOT DOCS Film fund, Canada Media Fund