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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Imprisoning a Generation in the news

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

Mondoweiss Article about the Houston Palestine Film Festival

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


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Youthful Resistance // Na’lin

Youthful Resistance // Na’lin

Walk to School // Shuhada Street, Hebron

Walk to School // Shuhada Street, Hebron

Boy Observing Soldiers // Old City Hebron

Boy Observing Soldiers // Old City Hebron

Imprisoning a Generation

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