SMILE, AND THE WORLD WILL SMILE BACK

AL-HADDAD FAMILY, EHAB TARABIEH, YOAV GROSS | 20 MIN | ISRAEL, PALESTINE | 2014

One cold December night, Israeli soldiers come up to the Al-Haddad family home in a Palestinian neighborhood of Hebron and knock on the door. They've come to search the house. Diaa, the teenage son, reaches for the family’s video camera. As the search unfolds, a strange power struggle evolves, pitting gun against camera. The night grows colder, and the soldiers take Diaa outside and order him to face the wall. They won’t leave until he stops smiling.