AL NAKBA: The Palestinian Catastrophe 1948 (58 min. documentary, Israel-Germany-The Netherlands, 1997). Arguably the first film that seriously tackles the historic events that lead to the creation of 750.000 Palestinian refugees at the end of the first Israeli-Arab 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