No Other Land

Basel Adra, Hamdan Ballal, Yuval Abraham, Rachel Szor

Preview

A Palestinian activist from the West Bank and an Israeli journalist join forces to shed light on the mass expulsions of Palestinian residents. Both an account of the emotional and mental impact of occupation and oppression, and an urgent call to action.

Basel Adra, a young Palestinian activist from Masafer Yatta on the West Bank, has been fighting the mass expulsion of his community by the Israeli authorities since childhood. He documents the slow-motion eradication of the villages in his home region where soldiers deployed by the Israeli government are gradually demolishing houses and driving out their residents.

At some point, he meets Yuval, an Israeli journalist, who supports him in his efforts. An unlikely alliance develops. But the relationship between the two is strained by the enormous inequality between them: Basel lives under military occupation while Yuval lives freely and without restrictions. This film by a Palestinian-Israeli collective of four young activists has been made as an act of creative resistance on the path to greater justice. 

No Other Land has won the Documentary Award and Panorama Dokumente Audience Award at the 74th edition of the Berlinale. This is a special one-off preview screening in collaboration with IDFA.

Credits

Director
Basel Adra, Hamdan Ballal, Yuval Abraham, Rachel Szor
Producer
Fabien Greenberg, Bård Kjøge Rønning
Year
2024
Country of production
Palestine, Norway
Type
Documentary
Duration
95 minutes
Spoken language
Arabic, English, Hebrew
Subtitles
EN
Production company
Yabayay Media
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