Judith Montell, Emmy Scharlatt
2014 | 1:01:00
This documentary follows a group of Palestinian women on the West
Bank. Working together with the Israeli human rights organization
B’Tselem, these courageous Palestinian women use video as a way to
non-violently capture daily human rights violations in their villages.
Their videos are uploaded raw to YouTube by B’Tselem’s Camera Project
in Jerusalem. The footage has gone viral: it has swayed public
opinion, been admitted as evidence in Israeli courts, and resulted in
the convictions of abusive soldiers and their superiors. The
documentary also focuses on the personal lives of Salam, Ayatt and
Nariman, three young Palestinian women: their struggles between
tradition and modernity, between invisibility and international media
attention. Their portraits are built from animation, interviews and
vérité footage, intercut with the alarming scenes that they film.