Director: Yoav Brill | Israel | 2021 | Documentary | English / Hebrew / Hebrew & English Subtitles | 80 min
Screening: Sunday, 20 November, 4:00pm
A look at the bumpy history of kibbutz volunteering in Israel from the 1960s to the present and how attitudes, and the volunteers themselves, have changed over time. Initially the idealistic and rebellious ’60s generation was charmed by the old socialist ideology that came to life in the Israeli Kibbutz movement. Interest rose with a wave of support for Israel after the 1967 Six-Day War. When travel agencies started selling a Kibbutz Volunteeringa packages, it was clear that volunteering also became a profitable business. But the Kibbutz found itself facing unfamiliar phenomenon a drugs, alcohol and marriage with non-Jewish volunteers. During the 1980s, unemployment across Europe secured a steady number of volunteers, but now Israel was no longer the same country. The war in Lebanon and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict forced the volunteers to face a new question: does volunteering in the Kibbutz mean supporting the state of Israel?
SUPPORTED by Consulate of Israel in Hong Kong and Macau