The Law of Good Intentions

60 min. documentary film

The film tells the life story of a Jewish Kurdish family that immigrated to Israel in 1951. Together with other new immigrants, they established a new settlement (Moshav) in the hills near Jerusalem. They named it “Ness Harrim” (miracle in the hills). The film ironically describes all the ‘good intentions’ of the settling institutions to transform merchants from Kurdistan into farmers imbued of socialist consciousness. The story of the Kurd family is an allegory to the Israeli governing system and to its many absurdities. Screened on Israel Channel 1 in 1992.

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