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1948: Creation & Catastrophe

Saturday
September 22
Starting at 4:15 PM

85 mins
Andy Trimlett, Ahlam Muhtaseb 
Documentary
2017 - USA

Canadian premiere

Screening with: Window

Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, the film reveals the shocking events of the Nakba (mass expulsion of Palestinians in 1947/8). It tells the story of the establishment of Israel as seen through the eyes of the people who lived it. But rather than being a history lesson, this documentary is a primer for the present. It is impossible to understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today without an understanding of 1948. Scholars and first-hand accounts from Israelis and Palestinians who lived through events in Haifa, Jaffa, Deir Yasin, Acre, Jerusalem, Ramla and Lydda document the creation of a state and the expulsion of a nation. 

Q&A to follow with Prof. Ahlam Muhtaseb, California State University

Co-presenters:

Beit Zatoun
Independent Jewish Voices Canada
Syria Film Festival