Wild West Hebron

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Wild West Hebron

Like all good Westerns, Wild West Hebron challenges the ideas of hero and villain. In the often-violent area of Mt. Hebron, a conflict between Palestinians, Israeli settlers, and anti-occupation activists may seem clear-cut, but the journey of one settler defies common preconceptions.

Yochanan Sharet, born to a Protestant family in Bavaria, visited Israel as a young man and decided to stay. After converting to Judaism, Yochanan made this his home and built a farm on a desolate hill near the settlement of Susia. Soon, he became notorious for his harassment of Palestinians and his clashes with left-wing activist, Ezra Nawi. Two years ago, he suddenly found that the tables have turned. Yochanan’s neighbors from Susia have been attempting to drive him off the land. Accusing him of being a Nazi, these settlers will do everything in their power to evict Yochanan and destroy his farm. With his life and home in danger, his only hope is the settlers’ greatest enemy, Ezra Nawi. Meanwhile, Ezra has been working to bring the Palestinians back to the land they lost, including reclaiming Yochanan’s farm.

Festivals and Awards:

Australia International Jewish Film Festival, 2013; Jerusalem International Film Festival, July 2013 – Official Documentary Competition

Director: Nissim Mossek

Producer: Sharon Schaveet

Production Company: Biblical Productions

Cinematographer: Nissim Mossek, Tal Pesses

Editor: Nissim Mossek, Erez Mossek

Original Soundtrack: Shlomo Mizrahi

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, The Second Authority for Television and Radio;

Script: Nissim Mossek, Erez Mossek

Distributor: Ruth Diskin Films

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: מערבון בהר חברון

Like all good Westerns, Wild West Hebron challenges the ideas of hero and villain. In the often-violent area of Mt. Hebron, a conflict between Palestinians, Israeli settlers, and anti-occupation activists may seem clear-cut, but the journey of one settler defies common preconceptions.

Yochanan Sharet, born to a Protestant family in Bavaria, visited Israel as a young man and decided to stay. After converting to Judaism, Yochanan made this his home and built a farm on a desolate hill near the settlement of Susia. Soon, he became notorious for his harassment of Palestinians and his clashes with left-wing activist, Ezra Nawi. Two years ago, he suddenly found that the tables have turned. Yochanan’s neighbors from Susia have been attempting to drive him off the land. Accusing him of being a Nazi, these settlers will do everything in their power to evict Yochanan and destroy his farm. With his life and home in danger, his only hope is the settlers’ greatest enemy, Ezra Nawi. Meanwhile, Ezra has been working to bring the Palestinians back to the land they lost, including reclaiming Yochanan’s farm.

Festivals and Awards:

Australia International Jewish Film Festival, 2013; Jerusalem International Film Festival, July 2013 – Official Documentary Competition

Director: Nissim Mossek

Producer: Sharon Schaveet

Production Company: Biblical Productions

Cinematographer: Nissim Mossek, Tal Pesses

Editor: Nissim Mossek, Erez Mossek

Original Soundtrack: Shlomo Mizrahi

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, The Second Authority for Television and Radio;

Script: Nissim Mossek, Erez Mossek

Distributor: Ruth Diskin Films

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: מערבון בהר חברון

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