Release date:May 9, 2008
(NY: May 16 LA)
"Unsettled" is a story about religion and democracy, soldiers and civilians, and the kids on the front lines of a battle where there is no enemy. Before summer ends, three young Israelis will be forced from their homes, two soldiers will be sent to evict them, and one activist will fight to help her country avoid a war. Featuring music from reggae superstar Matisyahu, "Unsettled" is the true story of six people in their twenties, facing each other on the front lines of a battle where there is no enemy. When the Israeli government announces that it will withdraw from the Gaza Strip, it means lifeguards Lior, 21, and Meir, 27, will be forced to leave their home – Gaza’s “Palm Beach” – forever. They and their surf posse could be characters on MTV's The Real World, but in the blink of an eye it becomes obvious that the danger is all too real. For Neta, 20, a religious filmmaker, the pullout plan sets off a desperate struggle to convince Israelis and the world that the withdrawal is a crime against God. Soldiers Yuval, 21, and Tamar, 20, must prepare for a mission against other Israelis, putting aside their own emotions to face angry protestors and the prospect of attacks. Ye'ela, 21, joins a cross-country tour in support of the withdrawal, even as she mourns a sister killed by Palestinian terrorists. For young Israelis, the summer of 2005 will change the meaning – and for some the very location – of home.