Imprisoning a Generation

Imprisoning a Generation is a documentary film following the stories of four young Palestinians who have been detained and imprisoned under the Israeli military and political systems. Their perspectives, along with the voices of their families, combine to form a lens into the entangled structures of oppression that expand well beyond the prison walls. 

Children in the Film

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visit the Film Screenings page.



System of Identification

In light of the Israeli national elections taking place, an excerpt from the film has been released highlighting the system of identification used to control access to movement, services and participation in political systems.


Imprisoning a Generation Poster

Imprisoning a Generation Poster

Nooran outside Home, Bethlehem

Nooran outside Home, Bethlehem

Marwan Walking to School, Hebron

Marwan Walking to School, Hebron

Boy and Kitten at Neighborhood Checkpoint, Hebron

Boy and Kitten at Neighborhood Checkpoint, Hebron

Shadi and Om Shadi at Court, Jerusalem

Shadi and Om Shadi at Court, Jerusalem


Imprisoning a Generation in the news

La Crosse news interviews JVP member Bob Goonin on Imprisoning a Generation

90.9 KRCL RadioActive show in Salt Lake City interviews director and producer Zelda Edmunds (starting at 7:40)

Mondoweiss Article about the Houston Palestine Film Festival


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Imprisoning a Generation Credits

(50 minutes)

Directed and produced by Zelda Edmunds

Associate Producers: Jesus Contreras & Nathaniel Edmunds

Production Company: Anemoia Projects

Narrator: Hala Gores

Graphic Design: Art Quiñones, Erin Whitson

Motion Graphics: Jesus Contreras & Nathaniel Edmunds

Camera: Zelda Edmunds

Editor: Jesus Contreras

Translation: Sawsan Jamal


Additional Footage:

Mohammad Al Azza, Haitham Al Khatib, Farihan Farrah, Salma a-Deb'i, International Solidarity Movement, Palestinian Human Rights Defenders, B'Tselem, Badil, Lajee Center, Youth Against Settlements, Al Jazeera, ABC


Soonz (Miracle), Ali Choolaei (A little Song for Oud), Mohamed Askari (Nay Taqsim), B’Tselem (The Prisoners’ Children), Miuziki HD (Syria Dabke Dance Masters, Youtube Creative Commons), Trailer: Kofia (Leve Palestina)

Funding provided by:

Hannah L. Schuller & an anonymous donor