Like all Israeli youth, Atalya is expected to become a soldier. Unlike most, she questions the practices of her country’s military, and becomes determined to challenge this rite of passage. Despite her family’s political disagreements and personal concerns, she refuses military duty and is imprisoned for her dissent. Her courage moves those around her to reconsider their own political positions and power to effect change. Objector follows Atalya to prison and beyond, offering a unique window into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the perspective of a young woman who seeks truth and takes a stand for justice.


  • Year: 2019
  • Duration: 75 and 55 mins
  • Production: Buried Seed Productions
  • Director: Molly Stuart
  • Available Versions: ENG
  • Country of production: United States


  • Best International Documentary, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2019 (USA); Best Documentary and Best Interfaith Films, St Louis FF 2019; Top 5 for Audience Award (IDFA Competition for Student Documentary, Focus: It Still Hurts) 2019; ; Big Sky Film Festival 2020 (USA); Athena Film Festival 2020 (USA), Jewish Film Institute WinterFest 2020 (USA); Beirut International Women Film Festival 2020 (Turkey); Arab Film Days, Oslo 2020 (Norway); DocEdge 2020 (New Zealand), New Haven Documentary Film Festival 2020 (USA), Primed 2020 (France), Globale Mittelhessen Documentary Film Festival 2020 (Germany), MOVE It! Festival 2020 (Germany), Human Rights Documentary Film Days 2020 (Turkey), Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival 2020 (USA), Al Jazeera Balkans Documentary Festival 2020 (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

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