al-Nakba: The Palestinian Catastrophe 1948 (1997)

Origin: Unknown | Documentary | Director: Benny Brunner | 58 minutes

Al-Nakba: The Palestinian Catastrophe 1948

Benny Brunner docu 58 min 1997

AL NAKBA: The Palestinian Catastrophe 1948 (58 min. documentary, Israel-
Germany-The Netherlands, 1997). Arguably the first film that seriously
tackles the historical events that lead to the creation of 750.000
Palestinian refugees at the end of the first Arab-Israeli war of 1948.
Based on historian Benny Morris' book "The birth of the Palestinian refugee
problem, 1947-49".

Produced and directed for ARTE by Benny Brunner & Alexandra Jansse.
Photography: Ram Lital.
Editor: Joseph Rochlitz.
Original music composed & performed by: Elizabeth & Ilya Magnes.

Broadcast: Europe. Screened at the cinematheques of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
in March-April 1998 and in numerous film festivals.

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