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.
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.