The film recounts a dramatic year in the lives of Israeli settlers in the West Bank, and the Israelis and Palestinians who oppose them. Director/producer Peter Cohn comes to the story with an outsider's unaffiliated perspective, gaining intimate access to the lives of key players on both sides. They include an LA-born Orthodox Israeli settler, a millenial Palestinian social media journalist, an unconventional settler rabbi, and the progressive mayor of a Palestinian town. Holy Land is also a story of generational passage in a land of conflict and faith, and of the rhythms of life in a majestic landscape of mountains, deserts, vineyards and olive orchards.
Note: A timely dimension of the film tracks the legal conflict over the Israeli outpost of Migron, a case that was ultimately resolved by Israel's Supreme Court. The Court upheld an order to evacuate the settlement, and shortly thereafter the evacuation order was carried out.
DVD includes: 80-minute and 56-minute versions of the film and interviews with the film's main subjects.