“Women/Pioneers” is an Israeli documentary about the women who came to Palestine decades before the state of Israel.
“I got threats, direct and veiled. Many withdrew funding,” Goldman recalls. But the purpose of the festival was to offer a comprehensive look at the entirety of the Jewish experience. “We are not all one stripe,” says Goldman, insisting that “always, we have to look at [the Israel-Palestine conflict]. The festival provides a safe place to do that — and we must.”