500 Dunam on the Moon
israel, United States | 47 mins | Arabic, Hebrew, w/Eng. subtitles
Parallel narratives have never been so ironically portrayed than in the story of the popular Israeli artists’ colony Ein Hod, known to Palestinians displaced by the conflict as Ein Houd.
Upon discovering the abandoned ruins of the Arab village, Ein Houd, French architect Marcel Janco decided to preserve what was left—it later become a Dadaist artists retreat. The displaced Arabs tell of their ancient olive orchards and what happened when the Ministry of Interior drafted plans to build the Carmel National Park nearby. In the microcosm of this one geographic area , the film presents how the clash of two cultures, East and West, Jewish and Arab, has led to the current ongoing and tragic violence.