‘The Zionist Story’ (2009)

An independent film about ethnic cleansing, colonialism and apartheid in the Holy Land.


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

The Zionist Story, is an independent film which chronicles the story of ethnic cleansing, colonialism and apartheid to produce a demographically Jewish State. This rare effort combines archival footage along with commentary from the filmmaker and prominent dissident voices such as Ilan Pappe, Terry Boullata, Alan Hart and Jeff Halper.

A note from the filmmaker by Ronen Berelovich: “I aim to present not just the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but also the core reason for it: the Zionist ideology, its goals (past and present) and its firm grip not only on Israeli society, but also, increasingly, on the perception of Middle East issues in Western democracies. These concepts have already been demonstrated in the excellent Occupation 101 documentary made by Abdallah Omeish and Sufyan Omeish, but in my documentary I approach the subject from the perspective of an Israeli, ex-reserve soldier and someone who has spent his entire life in the shadow of Zionism.”

Run time: 1 hour 15 min
Director: Ronen Berelovich
Release: Independent release (2009)