‘People of Israel vs Ahed Tamimi’ (2018)

Filmmakers travel to Palestine to learn about the making of this special global teenage icon.


Our weekly documentary film curated by the editorial team at 21WIRE.

16-year-old Ahed Tamimi from the West Bank has become a new face of the Palestinian resistance after a video of her confrontation went viral. She can be seen kicking and slapping an Israeli soldier. The footage brought her global recognition as an iconic activist, but it also landed her in an Israeli prison for eight months. On the other side of the divide, Israelis accuse her of being no more than a sacrificial pawn played by her activist family. The filmmakers travel to Ahed’s home in Nabi Saleh village in Palestine to meet the Tamimi family and find out how one teenager became such a thorn in Israel’s side.

Run time: 19 min
Narration & Interviews by Anya Parampil
Production: RT Documentary (2018)