H2 is the name given to the eastern part of Hebron – the only Palestinian city with a Jewish settlement in it. Here, along a one-Kilometer road, lies the holy Cave of the Patriarchs, where Jews and Muslims believe their common father, Abraham, is buried. This is where the massacre of 1929, known as “year zero” of the conflict, took place; where the Jewish settlement movement was born, and where the policy of ethnic separation was first implemented by the military. Through rare archive footage and interviews with Hebron’s military commanders, H2: The Occupation Lab tells the story of a place that is both a microcosm of the entire conflict and a test site for the methods of control Israel is implementing throughout the West Bank.
Winner Prix Mémoire de la Méditerranée, parrainé par l’INA at Festival de documentaires sur la Méditerranée,
Winner Documentary Panorama competition at Festival des Films d’histoire in Pessac
DMZ International Documentary Films Festival 2022 (Nominee “Best Film” Asian Perspective Award)
DocAviv Film Festival 2022 (Nominee “Best Israeli Film” Israeli Competition)
FIPADOC 2023 (Documentaire impact competition)