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Film Screening - 1948: Creation & Catastrophe
Friday 31 May 2019, 07:00pm - 10:00pm

We will be holding this film screening and discussion in here the Museum to commemorate the Nakba, 71 years ago. The film is around 1.5 hours long, and there will be a Q&A with the directors of the film afterwards (via video call).

Tickets will be sold on the door @ £5 / £3 concs. (to cover our costs).

You can see a trailer here:

More information on the film:

Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation & Catastrophe reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world. It tells the story of the establishment of Israel as seen through the eyes of the people who lived it. It is simply not possible to make sense of what is happening in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today without an understanding of 1948. This documentary was the last chance for many of its Israeli and Palestinian characters to narrate their first-hand accounts of the creation of a state and the expulsion of a nation.

1948 Featres:
First-hand accounts of 1948 from Israelis and Palestinians
Renowned historians Charles D. Smith, Rashid Khalidi, Benny Morris, Avi Shlaim, Ilan Pappe, Nur Masalha and Sharif Kanaaneh.
Military orders and intelligence documents
Over 200 archival photographs and film clips

An estimated 700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled and hundreds of towns and villages were depopulated and destroyed in Israel. Because of this, on May 15, Nakba Day or "Day of the Catastrophe" is commemorated, the day after the Israeli Independence Day. For Palestinians, this is a day of commemoration of the displacement during the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948.

1948 is a powerful record of this important time. The film crew conducted over 90 interviews, poured over 20,000 pages of history, collected more than 2,000 photographs from three dozen sources, combed through hours of archival film and gathered dozens of documents from Israeli military archives.

Winner - Rebuilding Alliance's "Storytellers: Media & Education" Award.

1948 film poster

Location 2nd Floor, Palestine Museum and Cultural Centre

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