Natural Born Settlers

What its like to grow up in an Israeli Settlement?

Source: The New York Times Op-Docs


Maker Iris Zaki, a self-described liberal from Tel Aviv, wanted to get behind the politics of Israel’s controversial settlements in the occupied territories — so she moved there, temporarily, setting up an improvised cafe where she could chat with settlers from her own generation.

This mini-documentary, “Natural Born Settlers”, gives an insight into the lives of Israeli settlers that grew up in the West Bank. 

The majority of interviewees were brought to the settlements by their parents, growing up as Israeli settlers gained a stronghold in the area. The conversations cover issues of animosity, morality, inequality, indifference and acceptance.