Director: Alon Schwarz Run Time: 85 min. Release Year: 2022 Language: Hebrew (modern)
The tape-recorded words “erase it” take on new weight in the context of history and war. When the state of Israel was established in 1948, war broke out and hundreds of Palestinian villages were depopulated in its aftermath. Israelis know this as the War of Independence. Palestinians call it “Nakba” (the Catastrophe). In the late 1990s, graduate student Teddy Katz conducted research into a large-scale massacre that had allegedly occurred in the village of Tantura in 1948. His work later came under attack and his reputation was ruined, but 140 hours of audio testimonies remain.
This special event screening is being hosted by Jewish Voice for Peace of VT/NH and will feature a panel discussing following the screening.
About Jewish Voice for Peace & JVP VT-NH:
Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) was started in 1996. It has 60 chapters dedicated to supporting and leading winnable campaigns to change U.S. foreign policy, to shift the public discourse on Israel-Palestine, and to create the political conditions that will allow Israelis and Palestinians to achieve a just and lasting peace consistent with international law in a post-Zionist world. JVP’s national advocacy is also part of a broader struggle to end racism, anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim and anti-Arab bigotry, and all forms of oppression. For more info please visit: https://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/faq/