Hot House
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To Israelis, the 10,000 incarcerated Palestinians are viewed as "security prisoners" whose murderous exploits and criminal behavior is an undeniable risk to the Israeli population; to their fellow countrymen, however, the jailed Palestinians are the heroic freedom fighters and martyrs willing to risk their lives for the future of their people. In this documentary, filmmaker Shimon Dotan is granted access to the highest-security institutions in Israel to explore just how these well-guarded detention centers have actually become a breeding ground for future Palestinian leaders and… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Stark, face-to-face interviews with convicted terrorists yield a disquieting portrait of a community that, despite or even because of its shackles, remains fervently committed to its cause."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"Essential viewing for any student of Middle-Eastern affairs and scholar of human nature."
‑ Brandon Judell, New York Theatre Wire
"Particularly striking is the astonishing level of access Dotan seems to have had."
‑ Jay Antani, Slant Magazine
"There's a lot of powerful footage in the film, revealing the startling simplicity with which many of the prisoners view their actions."
‑ Jeremy Mathews, Film Threat
"Given the glut of films about the area, then, it is all the more commendable that director Shimon Dotan has found a fresh angle - and one that offers a unique insight."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
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