Film about Israeli settlers in West Bank wins best documentary at Berlin Film Festival

A film about struggles faced by Palestinian journalist Basel Adra to preserve his West Bank village as Israeli settlers encroach around it has won the top documentary prize at the Berlin Film Festival.

No Other Land is an Israeli-Palestinian production, with Adra and Israeli journalist Yuval Abraham sharing director credits.

“I’m here celebrating the award, but also very hard for me to celebrate when there are tens of thousands of my people being slaughtered and massacred by Israel in Gaza,” Adra said at the politically charged ceremony on Saturday.