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‘H2: The Occupation Lab’ Examines How Israeli Occupation Transformed Hebron’s Bustling City Center Into Dystopian Nightmare

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Ed Meza @edmezavar “H2: The Occupation Lab,” a documentary by Israeli filmmakers Idit Avrahami and Noam Sheizaf, chronicles the impact Jewish settlers and military occupation have had on the Palestinian city of Hebron and how the repressive methods of control there are being widely adopted in other areas of the occupied territories.

The film screens in the Zurich Film Festival’s Border Lines sidebar, which showcases works that deal with territorial and social conflicts and humanitarian issues.

Avrahami and Sheizaf had long wanted to collaborate on a project about the West Bank. “We both feel that the occupation is the most urgent issue Israeli filmmakers face,” says Sheizaf.

It was ultimately the shocking 2016 killing of a young Palestinian man by an Israeli soldier that led Avrahami and Sheizaf to focus on Hebron.

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