Synopsis & Credits

 

HOME FRONT: PORTRAITS FROM SHEIKH JARRAH

Since 2008, dozens of Palestinian residents of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah have been evicted from their homes and displaced by Israeli settlers. With Israeli courts largely backing the settlers’ claims, hundreds of others now face the same threat.

In response, Israeli supporters from increasingly diverse backgrounds are joining Palestinian residents in their ongoing protests against the evictions. Though these two communities live only minutes away from one another, this is often the first significant amount of time they have spent together.

Getting beyond the sensational headlines and broad generalizations that normally dominate discussions of Jerusalem, Home Front captures voices rarely heard, of those striving for a shared future in the city.

Featuring the accounts of a Palestinian teenager forced to share his house with 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.

Produced by Just Vision, the award-winning team that created Budrus and Encounter Point. Directed by Rebekah Wingert-Jabi, and written by Julia Bacha.

 

DIRECTED BY
Rebekah Wingert-Jabi

WRITTEN BY
Julia Bacha

PRODUCED BY
Julia Bacha
Rebekah Wingert-Jabi
Jessica Devaney

CO-PRODUCED BY
Ronit Avni
Irene Nasser
Rula Salameh

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Ronit Avni
Julia Bacha

FILMED BY
Julia Bacha
Riyad Deis
Amir Terkel
Rebekah Wingert

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS
Jesus Campos Hernandez
Nadav Greenberg
Joseph Dana

EDITOR
Rebekah Wingert-Jabi

ASSISTANT EDITORS
Jessica Devaney
Jesus Campos Hernandez
Vicky Wingert

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Tariq El Ayan
Alexandra Byrd
Silan Dallal
Anat Langer-Gal
Shahin Shikhaliev
Tom Vee
Yael Vidan
Yaron Wolf

ADDITIONAL CAMERA
Hanna Abu Saideh
Amber Fares
Tahreer Fakhr-Aldeen

ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE PROVIDED BY
Israel Putterman
Sawsan Qaoud
B’Tselem
Danial Dukarevich-Argo
Nissim Mossek
Marcel Masferrer Pascual
International solidarity Movement
Dan-Chyi Chua
Rikard Bjork
Ryan Linstrom
PLANXTYSUMOUD
Eva Ferrero
Beatrice Bretagne, International Solidarity Movement
Bridget Chappell
Just Jerusalem
Guy, Ta'ayush Activist
Yaron Wolf
Zvi Benninga
Sara Benninga

ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE COURTESY OF
CNN
NBC Universal Archives
Channel 2 – Israel
Channel 10 – Israel
United Nation Relief and Works Association (UNRWA)

PHOTOS PROVIDED BY
United Nation Relief and Works Association (UNRWA)
American Colony, Jerusalem, Photo Department
G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection, Library of Congress
Gil Gutglick
Terry Benninga

MUSIC PROVIDED BY
“Sheikh Jarrah Main Titles”
“Sami in Prison”
“Under Curfew”
“School’s Out Early”
“Jumping the Wall”
“A Long Day Ahead”
“Victory for Budrus”
“From Wedding Hall to Prison”
“Uprooting Trees”
“The First Demonstration”
“Girl Meets Bulldozer”
“Robi’s Letter”
“A Common Understanding”
“Al Jazeera Interview”
“From Wedding Hall to Prison”
“The Road to Budrus”
“Someone’s Been Hit”
Composed by Kareem Roustom

“Few Moments”
Composed by Adam Skorupa
Published by Lynn Publishing
Courtesy of ProductionTrax

“Home Front”
Written & Performed by Michael Montes

“Kent Haka Tufse”
Composed by Colm O Snodaigh & Oki
Published by Kila Music
Take from the album Kila & Oki (2006)

"1st Ave"
Published by Eoin Dillon
Taken from the album Soisin (2010)

"Cluanin"
Published by Colm O Snodaigh
Take from the album Soisin (2010)


SOUND EFFECTS BY
Bjorne A. Lynne
Courtesy of ProductionTrax

AUDIO MIX
Dog Bark Sound

COLORIST
Marc Hines

ONLINE EDITOR
Jose Roman

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Shanthony Exum

TRANSLATORS
Ilana Nixon
Goni Zilberman
Maha Hilal
Mo Nassar
Youssef Akazdir
Yael Vidan
Hakim Salah
Abeer Al Kazimi
Itamar Haritan
Ayeda Ayed
Liat Friesmen
Najuan Daaleh
Jehan Harney
Peri Fink

SPECIAL THANKS TO
Miriam Zimmerman
Suzanne Marks
Assaf Sharon

THANKS TO
Brandon Sipes
Tina Mercer
Justin Randle
Jessica Duffy
Rafael Levi
Tom Vee
Yaron Weinstein
Goni Zilberman
Ashlea Morrison
Erin Williams
Cassie Stanzler
Mohammed Nassar
Maralle Fakhereddin
Emily Chao
Federica Sasso
Janine Ja’ouni
Capture Productions
Rahul Kamath
Bashar Hassuneh



In memory of Wally Marks