Skies Above Hebron: Growing up Palestinian in occupied West Bank

Three Palestinian boys grow up in the divided heart of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.

In the old city of Hebron, brothers Amer, 16, and Anas, 12, play on a rooftop. Armed Israeli soldiers who guard the settlers next door, watch the brothers, accuse them and threaten to arrest them.

Nearby, Marwaan, 16, lives on the once-bustling Shuhada Street opposite a large Israeli settlement. Camera in hand, he documents the heated confrontations with Israeli settlers who are eager to move into their homes.

Armed checkpoints are set up.
Stones are thrown.
Guns are fired.
Arrests are made.

This coming of age film depicts these boys’ challenges and hopes over five years.