Following a standing ovation at its sold-out world premiere at Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, The Village Under The Forest will screen at The Labia in Cape Town on Monday, 17 June at 4m.
The Village Under The Forest explores the hidden remains of the destroyed Palestinian village of Lubya, which lies under a purposefully cultivated forest plantation called South Africa Forest.
Directed by Emmy-winner Mark J Kaplan and written and narrated by scholar and author Heidi Grunebaum, The Village Under The Forest unfolds as a personal meditation from the Jewish Diaspora.
Using the forest and the village ruins as metaphors, the documentary explores themes related to the erasure and persistence of memory and dares to imagine a future in which dignity, acknowledgement and co-habitation become shared possibilities in Israel/Palestine.
The Village Under The Forest is also screening at The Bioscope in Johannesburg on Saturday at 8pm, but this is sold out.
You can watch trailer below: