Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation & Catastrophe reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world.
1948: Creation & Catastrophe tells the story of the establishment of Israel as seen through the eyes of the people who lived it. 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.

Dr. Ahlam Muhtase and Andy Trimlett
will introduce the film and host a Q&A after the screening

WHERE:           Workmen’s Circle building, 1525 S. Robertson. (a few blocks south of Pico; Parking behind building and on street).
ENTRY:              Suggested $10 donation; No one turned away; Refreshments served.

ORGANIZED:     LA Jews for Peace.
Sponsored:    Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring;
Cosponsored by Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists and others
INFORMATION: [email protected]