Israel, Palestine


One cold December night, Israeli soldiers come up to the al-Haddad family home in a Palestinian neighbourhood of Hebron and knock on the door. They’ve come to search the house.
Diaa, the teenage son, reaches for the family’s video camera. As the search unfolds, a strange power struggle evolves, pitting gun against camera.
The night grows colder, and the soldiers take Diaa outside and order him to face the wall. They won’t leave until he stops smiling.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Yoav Gross, Ehab Tarabieh, the al-Haddad family

Produced by: Yoav Gross, Ehab Tarabieh, Helen Yanovski

Editing: Ehab Tarabieh, Yoav Gross

Sound Design: Nimrod Eldar

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2015