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
Check out the teaser below and some snaps by by David Mirzoeff from our World Premiere at the UKJFF.