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 Opera Quays
2 East Circular Quay Sydney
Fri 21 September
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Dendy Newtown
261-263 King Street Newtown
Wed 26 September
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State Cinema
375 Elizabeth St North Hobart
Sat 29 September
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Cinema Nova
380 Lygon St Carlton
Sat 6 October
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Event Cinemas, Brisbane City Myer Centre
Myer Centre, Level 3 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City
Sat 13 October
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Event Cinemas, Manuka
6 Franklin St, Griffith
Fri 19 October
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Event Cinemas Innaloo
57 Liege St, Innaloo
Sun 28 October
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GU Film House Adelaide
128 Hindley St Adelaide
Sat 3 November
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