1948: Creation & Catastrophe

Date: Thursday 22nd November, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: Business School Western Lecture Theatre, 128, Belle Vue Road, LS3 1HF

Proudly presented with the Dept. of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures at the University of Leeds.

Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation and 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.

Andy Trimlett & Ahlam Muhtaseb, 2017, 85 minutes, USA

We are very pleased to have Ahmed Tannira to discuss the film and for Q & As. Dr. Tannira gained his PhD from the Centre for Global Development at the University of Leeds and has recently been working at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at the University of Coventry.

Click this Google Map link for directions to the Business School.  From the main reception – go past the reception desk (on your left), through the doors ahead to the left, down the stairs, turn right, go through three sets of doors, go down the corridor diagonally to the right, through the doors, turn left, go straight ahead and out of the building. Go across the car park to the left, into the building. The lecture theatre is through the doors ahead!

 

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