This week on Unorthodox, Mark ditches us for the Holy Land. It was snowing in New York, but we trudged to the studio and were graciously joined by Israeli filmmaker Shimon Dotan, whose latest film is The Settlers, a documentary about the controversial settler movement in Israel (you can read Tablet film critic J. Hoberman's review here). He tells us why he decided to take on such a contentious topic, how he created a nuanced cinematic portrait of a group of people with whom he fundamentally disagrees, and how it felt to encounter protests from BDS activists who hadn’t seen the film.
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"Mikveh Bath" by Golem
"That's What I Call Love" by Crowded House
"Kolomeika" by Tres Tristes Tangos
"The Pinch Paid Off, Pt. 1" by Albert King
"Full Stop" by Ketsa
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