Hot House | Shimon Dotan
2006 | 90 min | Hebrew, Arabic | English Subtitles
Eight thousand Palestinians are imprisoned in Israeli jails today. They are called Security Prisoners. For most Israelis they are assassins and criminals. For most Palestinians they are heroes and freedom fighters. Hot House is a documentary-feature that explores the emergence of Palestinian national leadership in Israeli prisons in light of the elections to the Palestinian Parliament. The film provides a unique opportunity to observe events of historic proportions at their nascent. It exposes the cycle of violence, the evolution of a conflict characterized by vast asymmetry in balance of power and the ethics of war.
Created and Produced by :
Shai GoldmanHanna Abu- San
Special Jury Prize- Sundance 2007
Sundance 2007Rotterdam 2007Human Rights Watch- London 2007 HotDocs 2007Human Rights Watch- New York 2007 Chicago 2007