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- Sunday, May 05, 2019 at 02:00 PM
- Workmen's Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., LA 90035
This documentary screening event takes place on Sunday, May 5, 2 pm at the Workmen's Circle (address below). There is a suggested $10 donation at the door (no one turned away for lack of funds/seating limited). Refreshments served, RSVPs strongly advised, email your RSVPs to info@LAJewsforPeace.org.
Don't miss this opportunity to catch the documentary that the West Hollywood Council/Human Rights Speakers Series recently cancelled after receiving complaints from a local progressive rabbi (PEP—"progressive except for Palestine"). 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.
1948: Creation & Catastrophe is the story of Palestine/Israel as seen through the eyes of Israelis, Palestinians, and British who lived there during that crucial year. The filmmakers interviewed many people who had never been able to tell their stories before. This film is the last chance to hear the stories of veterans, refugees and witnesses who actually lived the conflict of 1948; many have already passed away. The two filmmakers did ten years of research and interviewed leading Arab and Israeli historians who appear in the film. Rather than being a history lesson, this documentary is crucial for present-day understanding of the Israel/Palestine conflict.
By dispelling the myths about 1948 and providing an understanding of the events of that foundational moment, this documentary makes it possible for Americans to make sense of the present conflict. And once we understand the conflict, it becomes much more possible to find a solution.
The screening will be followed by a Skype Q & A with filmmakers Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb and Andy Trimlett.
Organized by LA Jews for Peace and cosponsored by the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring; Friends of Sabeel-LA/OC; United Methodists’ Holy Land Task Force; Jewish Voice for Peace-LA; Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists; Coalition for Peace, Revolution and Social Justice; KPFK and The Markaz.