Soldier on the Roof
“Blessed God says; Make war for this land. Conquer this land. So this is what I do”
Hebron Settler’s spokesman
Hebron is a holy place for Jews, Muslims and Christians. In its oldest neighborhood can be found a small Jewish settler enclave surrounded by 120,000 Palestinians. On the surrounding rooftops is a large Israeli military force, under specific orders to protect Hebron’s 800 settlers. Over a period of three years the filmmaker lived amongst these settlers, her goal to portrait the daily lives of these Jewish families, and their constant conflict with Hebron’s ‘other’ residents.
80’ / video / colour
Original title: SOLDIER ON THE ROOF
Dir: Esther Hertog
Prod: Sarphati Media
Sc: Esther Hertog
D.O.P.: Esther Hertog
Completed: October 2012
Language: English/Hebrew (English subtitles)
First feature length documentary.
Ph: +31 20 530 7190
26-11-2012 Soldier on the Roof wins two awards IDFA