You reap what you sow (2017)
Origin: Palestine France | Documentary | Director: Alaa Ashkar - Khaled Ibrahim | 70 minutes
You reap what you sow
by Alaa Ashkar / Khaled Ibrahim, docu 70 min. Palestine 2017.
Writer: Alaa Ashkar
A Palestinian director living in France was about to start a film about the Palestinian memory inside Israel. Instead, haunted by a recent breakup with his French girlfriend, the director ends up wondering about his relation to women, his pursuit for happiness and his interest in Palestine. His journey becomes then one of self-reflection and self-discovery rather than a historical/sociological exploration.
Palestinian director Alaa Ashkar, living in France, set out to create a documentary about the collective memory of Palestinians in Israel. The director decides to include his family in the filmmaking, resulting in an intimate story about the evolution of his identity from childhood within his protective family in the Galilee until adulthood through his travels.