The Samaritans: A Biblical People
Dir. Moshe Alafi
(Documentary, Israel, 2022, 78 min)
On Mt. Gerizim, a community of 850 Samaritans and their 3,500-year-old biblical tradition struggle to survive. Endangered by the modern life surrounding them and strict customs on marriage within their religion, they try to prevent extinction and preserve the community, the Torah, and their Holy Mountain.
The Other Israel Film Festival, founded in 2007, presents high-quality cinema that inspires conversation and takes an in-depth look into Israeli and Palestinian societies and underrepresented populations in Israel. The festival explores human stories and social issues for Israel and its neighbors. Other Israel presents dramatic and documentary films, as well as panels and events about history, culture, and identity. With partner organizations, the festival aims to engage the community, deepen its views, challenge its perspectives, and drive it to action.