Official Selection Doc Aviv Int’l Film Festival
This film contains rare documentation of the Hilltop Youth of Gilad Farm, the most radical Jewish outpost in all the West Bank. Due to American and European pressure, the threat of evacuation hangs over their heads. They confront the Israeli government, its security forces, and the Palestinians, and pose a rebellious, sometimes violent and lawless challenge to their foes, always guided by an ideology that knows no compromise. As they see it, they are God’s representatives on Earth.
The settlement was founded by Itay and Bat-Zion Zar in 2002 to avenge the murder of Itay’s brother. Although it was dismantled on several occasions, Gilad Farm was never abandoned.
Itzik Lerner is a film director, screenwriter, and producer based in Israel. He lives and works in Kibbutz Revivim, away from business centers.
1988-1991 Film & Television Studies – Camera Obscura, Tel Aviv.
1994-2014 Teacher and lecturer of Film Directing at Sapir College
Filmography: “A Lesson in Insistence”: 2004, “The Wives’ Releaser”: 2005, “The Market Boys”: 2006, “Yes, Miss Commander”: 2009, “Exodus: The Real Story” (2010)