CENTERPIECE FILM: OBJECTORDirected by Molly Stuart
Atalya Ben-Abba, a 19-year-old Israeli, is obligated to enlist in the armed forces. But the more she learns about occupied Palestinian territories the more she is tempted to refuse conscription. In Molly Stuart’s debut feature we are offered a rare window into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the perspective of an indomitable Jewish woman making an uncommon sacrifice. As Atalya searches for alternatives to government service and is frequently imprisoned, her actions affect the outlook of both her family and her community.
IN PERSON: filmmaker Molly Stuart, subjects Atalya Ben-Abba and Amitai Ben-Abba
PRODUCERS: Amitai Ben-Abba, Molly Stuart, Daniel Bernardi
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Andrés Gallegos
EDITORS: Molly Stuart, Daniel Chein