Tantura
“Tantura” is a documentary by Israeli director Alon Schwarz which examines why it is taboo to discuss the Nakba in Israel. Tantura is the name of a Palestinian village in which, one week after the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, Jewish forces massacred more than 200 Arabs. While Israeli Jews call the series of similar incidents between 1947 and 1949 “the War of Independence,” Palestinians use the term “Nakba”, or “the Catastrophe.”

Read Roger Ebert’s review of the film here, in which he writes: “The documentary “Tantura” shows how selectively the phrase [“Never Forget”] is applied when the subject is the founding of Israel, which killed and displaced Palestinians and had a negative multigenerational ripple effect that continues into the present day.”

Year: 2022
Time: 1 hr 34 min
Watch the film’s trailer: https://vimeo.com/702364064
Visit the film’s website: https://www.tantura-film.com/
Purchase or rent the DVD here: https://www.tantura-film.com/

 

 

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