Helene Klodawsky is a veteran independent filmmaker and a passionate artist. Her poignant films reveal a commitment to both social and political struggles, as well as to her chosen art form. Since her first, award-winning short, Painted Landscapes of the Times (1986), Helene has directed many independent documentaries exploring subjects as diverse as shopping malls and political murder. Screened and televised around the world, her films have received numerous honours and been extensively reviewed. In 1987, Helene made her groundbreaking film, Shoot and Cry, about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. With Grassroots in Dry Lands, she returns to the Middle East to deliver an unprecedented perspective on the region.