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On The Side Of The Road – Film

1st Dec 2016 @ 19:30

Israeli film-maker to skype Frome Friends of Palestine event

On December 1, Frome Friends of Palestine will be presenting On The Side Of The Road, an acclaimed film by former West Bank settler Lia Tarachansky.

Lia looks at Israelis’ collective amnesia of the fateful events of 1948 when the state of Israel was born and most of the Palestinians became refugees.

She follows the transformation of Israeli veterans trying uncover their denial of the war that changed the region forever. Tarachansky then turns the camera on herself and travels back to her settlement where that historical erasure gave birth to a new generation, blind and isolated from its surroundings.

Attempting to shed a light on the country’s biggest taboo, she is met with outrage and violence. “This is the story of those who fought to erase Palestine and created an Israeli landscape of denial,” she says. Lia will be with us via skype to discuss the film afterwards.

Trinity Hall, Trinity Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 3DE. 7:30. Admission by donation, all welcomelia-picture


1st Dec 2016
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