The film tells the story of Majdal Shams, one of five remaining Arab villages in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Before the occupation there were 139 of these villages, which have now mostly been destroyed. The directors Keith Walsh and Jill Beardsworth spent five years among the people of this community, who have been cut off from their homeland since the events of the Six Day War. The film covers the four year period up until the Syrian conflict begins to turn into civil war, as the effects are being felt in the Golan Heights. It’s a fantastic story with some truly memorable characters, and it sheds light on a little-known aspect of the conflict in Israel that we think will have a lot of resonance for Irish audiences.
The directors Keith Walsh and Jill Beardsworth will participate in a Q&A afterwards