1948: Creation & Catastrophe

About 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. But rather than being a history lesson, this documentary is a primer for the present.  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.  Hear stories from the Israelis and Palestinians who personally lived through events in Haifa, Jaffa, Dayr Yasin, Acre, Jerusalem, Ramla, Lydda and more.  These shocking and dramatic events reveal the core of what drives the conflict today.

Ahlam Muhtaseb and Andy Trimlett
Unclassified 15+
85 mins

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Dendy Newtown 2
261-263 King Street Newtown
Tue 4 December
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University of WA
Social Sciences Lecture Room 1 Hackett Drive, University of WA. Crawley
Thu 14 March
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