This Is My LandAbout the Film
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” said Nelson Mandela. Tamara Erde’s first feature-length film examines how the shared, complex, and charged history of Israel and Palestine is taught to the next generation in this volatile region. Does it fuel conflict or encourage peace? How much freedom does the Ministry of Education give teachers? Through dialogues, debates, and field trips at six independent schools, this fascinating documentary observes how young minds are shaped by what is said and what is unspoken.
THIS IS MY LAND also screens as part of Films of Conflict & Resolution program.
About the Director
Tamara Erde is a French-Israeli filmmaker who graduated from Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem and later attended the Le Fresnoy Film School in France. Her three short films — ROBER; JERICHO (in competition at the Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival, 2011); and DISNEY RAMALLAH (Boston Palestinian Film Festival, Un festival c’est trop court!, Festival du Film de Sarlat) — successfully played at several festivals. Erde is currently developing the feature film ONE DAY MY FATHER DIED. She is also editing a documentary, produced by the French production company Artline, about the Massacre of Deir Yassin for the Israeli channel TV8.