Blue Box

Director: Michal Weits | Israel / Canada / Belgium | 2021 | Documentary | Hebrew / English / English Subtitles | 82 min

Venue: Golden Scene Cinema
Screening: Sunday, 20 November, 2:00pm

The Jewish National Fund’s (JNF) beloved Blue Box campaign was internationally successful in raising support for the purchase and forestation of land in Palestine from the 1920as. The trees have since spread their roots, but evidence remains of the Palestinian communities displaced by the once-fragile seedlings. Joseph Weits, filmmaker Michal Weitsa great-grandfather, was the key figure in the organization whose private diaries reveal the story of the massive land takeover to enlarge the Jewish footprint. In conversations with her family, she questions his actions, which result in an exploration of Israel’s past and an uncomfortable truth.


SUPPORTED by Consulate of Israel in Hong Kong and Macau / Canadian Consulate in Hong Kong


2 wins 2 nominations

  • 2022 – Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
    • Winner Human Rights Jury Prize: Michal Weitz
  • 2021 – Doc Aviv Film Festival
    • Winner : Israeli Competition Research Award: Michal Weitz, Lee Rotbart, Lily Yudinsky
    • Nominee Israeli Competition Nominee Best Israeli Film: Michal Weitz
  • 2021 – Documentary International Documentary and Short Film Festival
    • Nominee Truth Award: Michal Weitz