Documentary: Al Nakba: The Palestinian Catastrophe 1948
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Al Nakba: The Palestinian Catastrophe 1948 (58 minutes, documentary, Israel-Germany-The Netherlands, 1997). Arguably the first film that seriously tackles the historic events that led to the creation of 750,000+ Palestinian refugees at the end 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 and Alexandra Jansse.
Photography: Ram Lee-Tal. 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.