Sacred Stones

by Muayad Alayan and Laila Higazi

2011 | Documentary | 52 min

Natural stone — Palestine’s ‘white petroleum’ — is Palestine’s most highly demanded natural resource. Sacred Stones documents how the Palestinian stone industry is largely held hostage to serving unceasing Israeli construction demands, including for construction of illegal settlements in occupied lands, leaving behind a host of crippling environmental, social, and health problems.