The Settlers (Les Colons)


The 17th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

Directed by Shimon Dotan 107 mins | France / Israel / Germany | 2016 | Documentary | English / Hebrew / Arabic with English subtitles

Award-winning Israeli filmmaker Shimon Dotan traces the history of Israeli settlements in the West Bank since Israel’s decisive victory in the 1967 Six Day War.

Government leaders and the Israeli public initially saw the military victory as an opportunity for a negotiated peace, Jewish religious zealots saw it as a divine calling to redeem the Biblical land of Israel. The Jewish settlements have now grown to more than 500,000 inhabitants surrounded by a Palestinian population of 2.5 million.

Dotan skillfully weaves a not-to-be missed fascinating and provocative web that entangles the destinies of Israel, the Palestinian people and the entire Middle East.



  • 2016 Sundance Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize Shimon Dotan

“… Shimon Dotan’s remarkable documentary on Israeli settlements in the West Bank has the power to provoke strong reactions wherever it plays.” ~ Variety



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Event Details

Thu 24 Nov 2016
7:00 PM - 8:50 PM
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
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$90 General Admission; $80 Students / Seniors
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