On the 15th of August 2005, Israel began the Disengagement of the Gaza Strip. In a unilateral move decided upon by the Israeli government, the Jewish settlers were removed from their homes and villages. It is one of th...展开e most significant historical events of the past few decades in the Middle East. After years of confrontation with the Palestinians, the Israeli army has earned a reputation for firmness. For the first time, it is being forced to turn its iron fist against a Jewish population.
This film tracks the key events of the Disengagement over the course of five days. Unprecedented access to the Israeli army and the settlers opens the door to seven film crews, who simultaneously follow the intriguing figures involved in the event. This cinematic "operation" is conducted by Yoav Shamir (Checkpoint) who also personally follows General Dan Harel, Chief of the Southern Command and in charge of the Disengagement. This human mosaic will tell the story of the Disengagement from very different perspectives; they provide the narrative of an Israeli society in all its complexity, confronting a unique historical moment.