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The Fading Valley

Directed by: Irit Gal
54 Minutes, 2013, Documentary; Other Israel Film Festival

The film looks at the lives and stories of Palestinian farmers living in the fertile region of the Jordan Valley. Their grazing lands have been declared military firing zones, their water wells have been sealed, and water pumps transferring the water to the Jewish settlers in the Valley have been built in their place. Some farmers have given up their farming efforts and moved to cities in the West Bank, while other have been forced to work as day laborers in the very settlements that have appropriated their lands. Those who refuse to leave their lands have remained with no possible means of survival. In this beautiful film we are exposed to a story previously hidden from the eye.

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Director: Irit Gal

Producer: Irit Gal

Producer: Ivonne Mansback