A daughter’s fantasy of her mother is elusively portrayed in her own magical house and garden. The mother’s image and voice are deconstructed and assembled again into an intergenerational sonnet, reflecting the everlasting experience of being a woman in a world of constant feminine evolution.
One cold December night, Israeli soldiers come up to the al-Haddad family home in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Hebron and knock on the door. They have come to search the house. Diaa, the teenage son, reaches for the family’s video camera. As the search unfolds, a strange power struggle evolves, pitting gun against camera. The soldiers take Diaa outside and order him to face the wall. They won’t leave until he stops smiling.
Hagar works at a photo store converting videotapes to digital files. She is curious about the videotapes that people have forgotten to pick up, so she starts watching them.