THE ANCESTRAL SIN
Israel 2017 / 109 min. / HD / V.O.S.C. Created by David Deri, Doron Galezer and Ruth Yuval. Directed and produced by David Deri
Wednesday 26th september 17.00h
Friday 28th september 22.00h
Filmoteca de Catalunya – Sala Chomón
Premiere in Spain
The story of Israel’s “development towns” in a chilling documentary, as never told before: Testimonials and previously sealed transcripts reveal a method, an ideology and a cruel practice of law enforcement and decision makers behind the “population dispersal” policies in the first two decades of independence.
The director’s family, like others, was taken to Yeruham, a development town in the Negev desert. Their personal stories recount of the price immigrant-families pay and the price still paid by Israeli society, unwilling to deal head-on with those early years and forgotten towns.