Hot House
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Romanian-born filmmaker Shiman Dotan is granted unprecedented access to the Israeli prison system, and the resulting documentary offers an illuminating account of Palestinian resistance from behind bars as Arab-Israeli relations once again flare over land disputes, political disagreements, and other longstanding grudges. In addition to exploring the prospect that Israeli authorities are simply fanning the flames of the very fire they long to extinguish, Dotan explores how one man's "terrorist" is another man's "freedom fighter" while never shying away from the… 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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