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Blue Box is co-presented by the following groups who are a part of the Progressive Israel Network (PIN): Americans for Peace Now, Ameinu, Hashomer Hatzair North America, J Street, New Israel Fund (NIF), Partners for Progressive Israel (PPI), T'ruah.

A recording of the live Q+A with the director, Michal Weits, will be available following the in-person screening. Q+A moderated by Libby Lenkinski.

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 and later Israel. The trees have since spread their roots, but evidence remains of the Palestinian communities displaced by the once-fragile seedlings. Joseph Weits, filmmaker Michal Weits’ great-grandfather, was a key figure in the JNF, and his private diaries reveal the story of the massive land takeover that led to the creation of the state of Israel. In conversations with her family, Michal questions his actions, resulting in an exploration of a nation’s past and an uncomfortable truth.

Presented in collaboration with DOCNYC.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    82 minutes
  • Country
  • Premiere
    NY Premiere
  • Director
    Michal Weits
  • Producer
    Assaf Amir, Ina Fichman, Eric Goossens, Frederik Nicolai, Uri Smoly
  • Cinematographer
    Daniel Kedem, Avner Shahaf, Daniel Miller
  • Editor
    Doron Djerassi, Erez Laufer
  • Sound Design
    Benoit Dame
  • Music
    Benoit Charest