By Yotam Feldman
An investigative documentary revealing how the Israeli military occupation in Palestine has become a business rather than a burden.
Producers: Yoav Roeh & Aurit Zamir
Co-producers: Serge Kestemont – Luna Blue Films, Belgium; Frank Eskenazi – The Factory, France
Subtitles: English, Hebrew
Partners: Noga communications / Makor film fund / France TV / RTBF / CNC
Broadcasters: Channel 8, R.T.B.F, France TV, CBC - Radio Canada
CrewPhotography: Philippe Bellaiche
Editing: Tal Shefi, Ron Goldman
Original Music: Nicolas Fiszman
Soundtrack: Jean-Jacques Quinet, Damien Defays
Since 9/11, the Israeli arms industries are doing bigger business than ever before. Large Israeli companies develop and test the vessels of future warfare, which is then sold worldwide by private Israeli agents, who manipulate a network of Israeli politicians and army commanders, while Israeli theoreticians explain to various foreign countries how to defeat civil and para-military resistance. All based on the extensive Israeli experience.
The film reveals The Lab, which has transformed the Israeli military occupation of Gaza and the West Bank from a burden to a marketable, highly profitable, national asset.
Best debut film, DocAviv 2013
Vision du Reel 2013, Switzerland
Best Debut Film, Docaviv 2013, Israel
San Francisco Jewish film festival 2013
Antenna Documentary film festival 2013, Sydney, Australia
Jewish film festival Melbourne 2013, Australia
Dok Leipzig, Germany 2014
Cinemed, Montpellier, France 2014
Traverse City, USA 2014
Yotam Feldman is a filmmaker and a journalist. He wrote at the weekend magazine of "Haaretz" - a leading in depth newspaper in Israel. Conducted interviews with ex-army-generals Shimon Naveh and Zvi Fogel; Leading intellectuals such as Antonio Negri and Shoshana Felman; Reported from the anti-globalisation demonstrations during the latest G-8 convention in Germany; Brought exclusive evidence and visual material from the recent uprise in Burma; Conducting a research about Israeli activity in Africa (In process(.