Exploring Israel Through Film, Part I: 

February 5 | 4:00pm

The story of Israel’s “development towns” in a chilling documentary, as never told before: Testimonials and previously sealed transcripts reveal the method, ideology and practice of law enforcement and decision makers behind the “population dispersal” policies in the first two decades of independence. The director’s family, like others, was taken to Yeruham, a development town in the Negev desert. Their personal stories recount of the price immigrant-families pay and the price still paid by Israeli society, unwilling to deal head-on with those early years and forgotten towns. 

Presented by SAJE, The Frankel Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies and The Detroit Jewish Film Festival.