Soldier on the Roof

Event Date
3pm EDT / 12 noon PDT

Hebron is only a dot on the world map, but a place recognized worldwide as the center of many recent conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians. This West Bank city is also a major holy place to both Jews and Muslims, being the presumed location of the tomb of Abraham. At the time of filming (2012), some 800 extremist Jewish settlers lived in the midst of a Palestinian population of over 120,000. For three years, Esther Hertog filmed from within the settler community, capturing unique scenes of their real, and occasionally surreal daily life, revealing the absurdity of choices where logic and reality are overtaken by dogma and entrenched hatred.   An entire Israeli army battalion watches over the Jewish community from the city rooftops.

Join the Q&A discussion with:

Esther Hertog —  anthropological documentary filmmaker

Liat Berdugo — artist and writer specializing in visual studies, Associate Professor of Art, Architecture + Art History at the University of San Francisco

Lubna Alzaroo — instructor at University of Washington specializing in settler colonialism

Adin Dobkin (moderator) — reporter, essayist, book author, co-host “War Stories” podcast

Register to watch film and

Watch the Trailer here:

This event is co-sponsored by Consequence Forum