Israel / United States 2022, 94 min, Hebrew, Arabic and English, Hebrew & English subtitles

When the state of Israel was established in 1948, war broke out and hundreds of Palestinian villages were depopulated.
In the late 1990s, graduate student Teddy Katz conducted an academic research on a massacre that allegedly occurred in the village of Tantura in 1948. His work later came under attack and his reputation was ruined, but many hours of audio testimonies remain.
Israeli veterans of the Alexandroni Brigade discuss what happened in Tantura as the film explores why the “Nakba” is considered a taboo in Israeli society. The elderly veterans recall acts of war while disquietly pausing at points they either don’t remember or won’t speak of. Audio from Katz’s 20-year-old interviews cuts through the silence of self-preservation and exposes the ways in which silencing and protected narratives can sculpt history.

Previous Festivals: Sundance, Hot Docs

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Screening Schedule:
  • Thu 26.05 | 19:00 | Cinematheque 3 | Filmmaker Present
  • Tue 31.05 | 12:00 | Cinematheque 4 | Filmmaker Present
  • Sat 04.06 | 15:30 | Cinematheque 3 | Filmmaker Present
  • Watch Online | The film will be available From May 26th at 7 P.M. until June 5th

Alon Schwarz began his career as an entrepreneur in the high-tech sector.
After two decades he decided to make documentary films and in 2016 finished his first film "Aida's Secrets", which was commercially distributed in the U.S.A and Israel and won the Audience Award in Doc Aviv.

Production: Shaul Schwarz, Alon Schwarz, Maiken Baird
Production Company: Alon Schwarz Films, Reel Peak Films
Script: Alon Schwarz, Shaul Schwarz, Halil Efrat
Editing: Halil Efrat, Amir Sevila, Sagi Bornstein
Cinematography: Or Azulay, Avner Shahaf, Yonatan Weitzman, Ilya Magnes
Research: Alon Schwarz, Shay Fogelman, Teddy Katz, Alon Sahar, Sami El Ali
Sound Design: Aviv Aldema
Music: Ophir Leibovitch, Yaniv Fridel and Ofer Shabi

Source: Reel Peek Films

Supporters & Broadcasters: HOT8, The New Fund for Cinema and TV, Chicago Media Project, Ministry of Culture and Sports - The Israeli Film Council, Utah Film Center, TIME Studios