Asurot (Detained)

Dokus
Independent
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Arabic
| English (United States)

Three Palestinian widows, Najwa, Nawal and Siham, live with their 11 children in a house on Shuhada Street in Hebron. Their house stands directly on the border. The front facade is under Israeli occupation, and the back is under Palestinian authority. The Israeli army has a military post on the roof. The stairwells are full of soldiers. The three women are trapped in the middle – they can't cross the borders. In this absurd and difficult situation they try to carry on their lives. This is the story of an external occupation that creates an internal prison marked by poverty, loneliness and pain. But there are also the small joys of everyday life