Villagers in Bil'in in Palestine are coping with the lack of water. The film follows several characters - all of them are affected by the lack of water or connected to the story of how the pipeline arrived to Bil'in.
Paths of lives are crossed in one village in the West-Bank. Along the broken water pipelines, villagers walk on their courses towards an indefinite future. Israel that controls the water, supplies only a small amount of water, and when the water streams are not certain nothing can evolve. The control over the water pressure not only dominates every aspect of life but also dominates the spirit. Bil-in, without spring water, is one of the first villages in the West-Bank where modern water infrastructure was set up. Many villagers took it as a sign of progress, others as a source of bitterness. The pipe-water was used to influence the people so they would co-operate with the Israeli Intelligence Services. The rift has split the village to two rival camps. Returning to the ancient technique of collecting rainwater using pits could be the villagers' way to express independence but the relations between people will doubtfully be healed. Written by
Davidi, Guy & Goetschmann, Alexandre
During the creation of the film the two directors lived in the village of Bil'in for 3 months. During the nights soldiers came into the village and arrested children, most of the footage wasn't included in the film but parts of it were used in Guy Davidi's films "5 Broken Cameras" and "Keywords". See more »