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PORTRAITS FROM SHEIKH JARRAH
A short film series chronicling the human impact of settlement expansion in East Jerusalem
and nonviolent efforts to prevent the displacement of Palestinian families.

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Getting beyond the sensational headlines and broad generalizations that normally dominate discussions of Jerusalem, Home Front captures voices rarely heard, of those struggling to stop settlement expansion in East Jerusalem and build a future of pluralism and equality in the city.

Featuring the accounts of a Palestinian teenager forced to give up half his home to Israeli settlers, an American-born Israeli mother who gets drawn into the demonstrations after her children’s arrest, a Palestinian community organizer who brings local women to the forefront of the struggle, and a veteran of the Israeli army who becomes one of the campaign’s leaders, Home Front chronicles the resolve of a neighborhood, and the support it receives from the most unexpected of places.

A Palestinian teenager whose family is forced to give up part of their home and live under the same roof as Israeli settlers. He comes of age in the face of unrelenting tension with his neighbors and unexpected support from Israeli allies in his backyard.

DIRECTED BY Rebekah Wingert-Jabi PRODUCED BY Julia Bacha, Rebekah Wingert-Jabi and Jessica Devaney
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An American-born Israeli mother who to her own surprise becomes involved in the demonstrations when her children are arrested for protesting.

A former Israeli soldier from a religious background who only several years after his combat service in the West Bank finds himself taking on a leading role in protesting the displacement of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah.

A Palestinian community organizer from Sheikh Jarrah who spearheads the involvement of local women in the movement while facing the risk of losing her own home to Israeli settlers.