Filling Point (15 mins)

Two neighboring Palestinian communities in South Hebron, As-Samu’a (20,000 people) and Imneizel (500 people) suffer from bizarre restrictions imposed by Israel on the development of their basic water infrastructure. After years of negotiations, As-Samu’a was permitted to access some limited additional quantities of water, but on the condition that this water not be distributed to residents through their existing internal piped water distribution network. 30 rainwater-harvesting cisterns have been isolated from Imneizel village by the Segregation Wall. Israeli violations of Palestinians’ human right to water are making it increasingly difficult for Palestinians to access the basic necessities for life and to stay on their land.

Directed by Pietro Bellorini. Directed and Produced by LifeSource.

January 2010

 

 

 

Jordan Valley Blues (43 mins)

Meet Palestinian farmers living in the Jordan Valley, who are forced to abandon their land due to lack of water and harassment from the Israeli military.  One tests his entrepreneurship in his home village; the other accepts work in an illegal Israeli colony, sacrificing his rights as a worker and so much more.  Then meet an Israeli settler who asserts he is so happy to be able to give 35 Palestinians jobs, for without him, they'd starve.

Israeli permitting restrictions are drastically limiting Palestinian water and sanitation development throughout the West Bank, and obstructing nearly all Palestinian development in the Jordan Valley – 90% of which is classified "Area C" or "under Israeli control".  Israel is demolishing Palestinian wells, pipelines and even rainwater-harvesting cisterns.

January 2010

Written, Directed & Produced by LifeSource Collective

 

Gaza is Floating (9 mins)

 

A short film from LifeSource about how the Israeli siege is leading to a sanitation disaster in Gaza, causing environmental catastrophe and human tragedy.

Directed by Fady Al-Ghorra.  Produced by LifeSource.

September 2009

 

 

Siege on Gaza

Water Resources in Gaza

 

 

Telugu to Tamil

By Land or by Water (9 mins)

By Land or by Water, directed by Mohammed Majdalawi and LifeSource, includes original testimony with families who had their water infrastructure directly targeted by Israel during the 23-day 2008-9 offensive on the Gaza Strip.

This testimony provides human faces to the finding of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict that water and sanitation resources and infrastructure were intentionally targeted by Israel.*

 

*“Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict,” para. 1023, UN Doc. A/HRC/12/48 (15 September 2009).

We, the Women of Jayyous – 34 mins

Take a tractor ride through the Jayyous countryside behind the Wall, where more than 70% of the village’s land and all six of its ground water wells have been confiscated.

See the illegal Israeli dump with industrial waste from the settlements located just above Azzoun’s Well, from where the Jayyous residents now get their water.

Learn about the sewage crisis affecting 90% of Palestinians in the West Bank.

And meet the women of Jayyous, who together with LifeSource, are beginning to do something about all of this.

LifeSource, 2008, 34 mins

 

Director’s note:

In the summer of 2008, LifeSource met with the Jayyous Women’s Association, a group who is active with the local Land Defense Committee protesting the Wall that is stealing 72% of their land and all 6 of their groundwater wells.

The women are deeply concerned about the quality of water from the Azzun well, where they now take their water.  In addition to the natural calcium deposits from the well’s geological location, they fear that Israel’s illegal landfill – with waste from industrial settlements – is contaminating their drinking water.  They know that if they drink the water without boiling it they will be sick.

Together the Jayyous Women’s Association, a nearby municipality’s water quality manager, and LifeSource set out to determine the source of their drinking water’s contamination – and stumble upon a highly disturbing situation.

This is the extended edit of the film which is a little slow at the beginning, but is already, one month after its creation, an historic artifact, as Israeli construction of the new settlement “Northern Tzufim” and the new route of the Wall have already begun!