Hot House
Hot House (2006)

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… More

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Release Date: June 27, 2006
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Justin Chang

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.

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Brandon Judell
New York Theatre Wire

Essential viewing for any student of Middle-Eastern affairs and scholar of human nature.

Jay Antani
Slant Magazine

Particularly striking is the astonishing level of access Dotan seems to have had.

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Jeremy Mathews
Film Threat

There's a lot of powerful footage in the film, revealing the startling simplicity with which many of the prisoners view their actions.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

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.

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