Unsettled: A Documentary

By PON Staffon / Events, PON Film Series

UNSETTLED is a prizewinning documentary about the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and the resulting conflict between Israelis who supported the exit and the Gaza settlers who didn’t want to leave. The film juxtaposes interviews with young activists with footage of the withdrawal process. Powerful scenes unfold as soldiers do their best to exercise their mandate and show compassion, even as they have to deal with their personal opinions and emotions.

Gabriella Blum is an Assistant Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. She also serves as a strategic advisor to the Israeli National Security Council. Blum earned an LL.B. in 1995 and a B.A. in Economics in 1996 from Tel-Aviv University. She received an L.L.M in 2001 and a S.J.D. in 2003 from Harvard Law School. Blum is also a former graduate research fellow at the Program on Negotiation. Previously she worked as a lawyer for the Israel Defense Forces, serving in the International Law Department of the Military Advocate General’s Corps.

UNSETTLED is Adam Hootnick’s first film. Previously Adam covered politics and international affairs as a producer at MTV News & Docs. Adam has also worked at NBC News and MSNBC, and has covered stories for broadcast and print media in India, South Africa, Cuba and Israel. Before working in film and television, he worked for the South African Parliament’s Justice Committee and for the Boston Consulting Group. Adam is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

HLS Assistant Professor Gabriella Blum and director Adam Hootnick, HLS ’01, will facilitate a discussion after the film.

Co-sponsored by Harvard Hillel.

Free pizza and drinks.

Runtime: 84 minutes