In the Shadow of King David

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2008
  • 24 min.
  • Director(s): Natasha Dudinski
  • Producer(s): Daniela Boban


Living with King David is no fun. Just ask the people of Silwan, a Palestinian village outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. Since the first excavations began in the mid 19 the century, archaeologists have come to this picturesque village hunting for the legendary biblical city of King David. But in the last past two decades, this obsession with antiquities risks ruining the lives of the people who live here as a constant threat of demolition hovers over their homes. Is the past more important than the present? Or is there another agenda -something more sinister than an innocent love of history – hidden amongst the stones

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Natasha Dudinski


Daniela Boban

Original Music

Ophir Gal

Festival Highlights

  • Special Prize of the Jury

    International Festival of Archeology Films
  • Special Mention of the Jury

    International Archeology Film Festival

Muestra de Cine Palestino, Spain, 2011

International Archeology Film Festival, France, 2008