TWO KIDS A DAY
Two Kids a Day is a documentary that reveals the systematic repression of the Israeli security forces against Palestinians and how they abduct and convict children to prison. On average the Israeli security forces prison two kids a day every day. Two Kids a Day shows the inner workings of the system focusing on a specific stone throwing case which acted as a pretext for a wave of nightly arrests of children, terrorizing a whole Palestinian village. The threat of an arrest scares the families and the youths are coerced into collaborating with the security forces, further tearing apart the social fabric of the village and crushing remaining solidarity into pieces.
The dramatic core of the film is video recordings from the children’s interrogations where scared boys are confronted with rough questioning, meant to break them down. Years later, as young men, the boys reflect on the ways this experience has shaped them and their life.
The film depicts the widening circles of trauma, touching not only the detained children themselves, but their family and the whole village, the soldiers who arrest them, the settlers who live nearby, the Israeli justice system, and finally, the entire Israeli society.
DIRECTOR & WRITER
Yoav Roeh, Aurit Zamir / Gum Films
Venla Hellstedt / Tuffi Films