Our neighbor, who is originally from Hungary, is very involved in campaigns that encourage greater understanding of Israel by non-Jewish Europeans. So she asked if I would be interviewed by people-who-work-with-people-she-works-with for a Finnish documentary. Okaaay.....
I asked some questions to try to ensure they were above-board (i.e. that I wouldn't get ambushed with anti-Israel questions) and I was interviewed yesterday. The three people in the crew were extremely earnest in their desire to get their country-folk to have a better view of Israel and those of us who choose to live here, and it was very sweet to meet such people. They are traveling all over the country doing 3 or 4 interviews a day. The documentary will hopefully be finished (Finnished?!) before the end of the year.
Funniest moment: there was a knock on the front door as Shlomo, the young man who started working with my husband, came to "the office". I was all hooked up to the microphone and stuck where I was, the kids were upstairs with the bedroom door shut and Shalom Shachne was in the office on a phone call, so the interviewer went to answer the door. The look on Shlomo's face as he came in was priceless: "Umm, I just wasn't sure that I was even in the right house!" (Poor guy thought he had walked into an alternate universe--a blond in jeans and a t-shirt answers the door and then our living room is transformed with big lights and a video camera on a tripod!).
I hope I gave coherent answers about why we are here and the specialness of the land and the honor of being able to live in it. Then again, if I didn't, what are the chances I will ever see a Finnish documentary?!