21 Days Inside


21 days of detention and interrogation of a Bedouin woman accused of murdering her own son.

The body of a two-year-old toddler is found at the bottom of a well at a Bedouin village in the Negev Desert. His mother is arrested the very same day, suspected of committing murder. During 21 days of detention and interrogation, police officers exploit her weaknesses in order to make her confess to the crime.
The film is comprised of police archive materials and original reenactments techniques, thus recounting the horrific life story of a traditional Bedouin woman.

Director: Zohar Wagner

Producer: Zohar Wagner


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Production Company: Zohar Wagner Films
Duration: 65 min.
Date of Release: 30/5/2019
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: 4K
Language: Hebrew, Arabic
Subtitles: English

Festivals & Awards

  • Docaviv 2019
    Israeli Competition

Involved Broadcasters

Channel 8, Israel


Animation Documentary, Creative Documentary, Current Affairs, Human Interest / Social Issues, Investigative, Social Issues, Women Stories