Screening: Frontline and The Human Rights Watch Film Festival present: Hot House
Shot inside the Ber Sheba, Ashkelon, Hadarim, and Megiddo prisons, Hot House is a unique, probing documentary-feature that explores the emergence of a Palestinian national leadership within Israeli prisons.
The film offers a rare look at the experiences, motivations, and mindsets of a number of key inmates serving multiple life sentences and the remarkable degree to which they influence the political process in the outside world.
Hot House provides a unique opportunity to observe events of historic proportions at their nascent beginnings while shattering the two-dimensional stereotypes and often polarizing commentary presented by the mainstream media on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The film boldly exposes how the prisons effectively function as an incubator for a new form of Palestinian democracy.