DOCU/SHORT

Smile, and the World Will Smile Back

Year
2014
Country
Israel
Duration
20’’
Directors
Diaa, Shatha, Abdelkarim and Ahmad al-Haddad, Ehab Tarabieh, Yoav Gross

One cold December night, Israeli soldiers came up to the al-Haddad family home in a Palestinian neighborhood of Hebron and knocked on the door. They've come to search the house. Diaa, the teenage son, reaches for the family’s video camera. As the search unfolds, a strange power struggle evolves, pitting gun against camera. The night grows colder, and the soldiers take Diaa outside and order him to face the wall. They won’t leave until he stops smiling.

Production
B'Tselem, 35 Mekor Haim St. (POB 53132), Talpiyot, Jerusalem, Israel, +972 2 6735599, yoav24@gmail.com
Sales
Helen Yanovsky, helen.yanovsky@gmail.com
Director
Diaa, Shatha, Abdelkarim and Ahmad al-Haddad

Diaa, Shatha, Abdelkarim and Ahmad al-Haddad are a Palestinian family from Hebron on the West Bank. They have been filming human rights violations in Hebron as part of B’Tselem Camera Project since 2008. Ehab Tarabieh graduated from the Sam Spiegel Film & TV School in Jerusalem. He currently works as a camera project coordinator in B’Tselem. Yoav Gross studied film in Tel Aviv University, and has worked as a documentary filmmaker and video activist ever since.

Filmography

Susya (2011)

Director
Ehab Tarabieh
Director
Yoav Gross
Cinema House, Blue Hall
Cinema House
vul. Saksahanskoho, 6
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