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. Join us for a film screening and panel discussion featuring the film’s director and producer.
6:15 p.m. Film Screening
7:45 p.m. Panel Discussion
Co-hosted by the UCI School of Social Ecology, School of Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
About the film:
1948: Creation & Catastrophe is 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. Yet despite the critical importance of 1948, most of the people interviewed for this documentary have never been able to tell their story in full until now. The hopes, fears and grievances that drove the war in 1948 are still central to the conflict today. By dispelling the myths about 1948 and providing an understanding of the events of this foundational moment, this documentary will make it possible for Americans to make sense of present conflict in the region. And once we understand the conflict, it becomes possible to search for a solution.