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What does it mean to [let land] rest? This is the question on the mind of Felix, a queer climate activist who moved to the first Jewish farm in the UK after becoming disabled.


SADEH is a documentary short that shines a light on a lesser known British Jewish community who are applying ancient agricultural laws and values into the modern world of industrialised farming and climate chaos. The film was commissioned through the UK Jewish Film Festival's inaugural Short Doc Fund. It had its World Premiere at this BAFTA-qualifying festival in November 2021 and has so far been selected for Cinequest and AmDocs, both Oscar qualifying festivals. It was given 4*s by Jewish Renaissance, and has been covered by the Ham&High and BBC Kent. 

Director: Jessica Benhamou

Producer: Sarah Kendal 

DoP: Cameron Axsel 

Editor: Abi Wright 

Composer: Adrian Leung 

Sound Recordist: Rufus Ambler 

Steadicam Operator: Rufus Ambler 

BTS/AC: Liane Aviram 

Runner: Tilda Kendal 

It was selected as the Jewish Film Institute's short of the month and has been picked up for distribution by ShortsTV. The photos below from our UKJFF World Premiere were taken by David Mirzoeff.

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