The only way that Abed found to live on the family land was to turn a 4500-year-old Canaanite-era cave into his home. His 5 acres of stony hillside sit on the contested border between Israel and Palestine, an area where Israel retains full security and administrative control and where Palestinians need a permission to build anything.
Abed is reclaiming the land of his ancestors by planting trees and growing food and isn’t allowed to running water nor electricity. He became a symbol of peaceful resistance among both Israelis and Palestinian and his home a neutral place of gathering where friends coming from both sides of the border meet to discuss, drink tea and play music. This documentary follows Abed in his daily life, his daily fight.
DIRECTED, SHOT AND EDITED BY Jean-Philippe Marquis MUSIC Muhammed Zahyka
ARABIC TRANSLATION Aliaa Khachouk & Bader Takriti