When the Boys Return

  • 7.3 10
  • 2012
  • 58min
When the Boys Return
  • Palestinian
  • English, Spanish, French

A documentary film following the struggle of Palestinian teenage boys trying to get back to life outside after being released from Israeli prisons. World premiere at IDFA 2012.

In a room at their local YMCA in Hebron, the West Bank, a group of teenage boys come together each week to discuss their shared traumatic experiences. They are just a few of the 7,500 Palestinian minors aged 12-18 who, over the past decade, have been arrested on a daily basis and placed in Israeli jails, where their rights as children are completely ignored. Following these young boys as they undergo three months of group therapy, all the while struggling to integrate back into the routines they once knew, director Tone Anderson takes us deep into the lives of some of the conflict's biggest victims.

When the Boys Return
  • Palestinian
  • English, Spanish, French
Awards

Idfa

Tone Andersen
Tone Andersen Director

Production Companies

Sant & Usant