Iris Zaki. It was clear to her that she was not going to take up residence in a settlement of extremists, such as Kiryat Arba Meir Cohen

This Filmmaker Moved to a Settlement to Make a Movie: 'I Felt Bad About Being a Jew There'

Having previously talked with guests at a Haredi hotel in London and with customers at an Arab-owned hair salon, leftist director Iris Zaki set out for the West Bank settlement of Tekoa, to find personal stories behind the stereotypes

At the Tekoa settlement, you can find outdoor yoga classes at sunset, an organic supermarket and a sign promising “free hugs” to all who ask. But when documentary filmmaker Iris Zaki arrived there two summers...

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