Tpff Nakba Commemoration: Encounter With A Lost Land

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The Toronto Palestine Film Festival says
Join the Toronto Palestine Film Festival in commemorating the 68th year of al Nakba with a special free screening of Encounter with a Lost Land. This screening will take place May 15th at 2pm at Beit Zatoun. Director Maryse Gargour will join us for a question and answer period via Skype.
The screening will be preceded with the short film Sons of Eilaboun by Hisham Zreiq. Co-presented by Student Justice for Palestine - Ryerson & Palestinian Canadian Congress.

What is Al Nakba?

Al Nakba, which means "The Catastrophe" in Arabic, refers to the mass expulsion of Palestinians from their land in 1948 for the creation of the Israeli state.

The trauma and memory of al Nakba is still live as millions of Palestinians living inside and outside of Palestine/Israel wait to return to their ancestral lands, while thousands more continue to be expelled from their land. The Nakba has had a profound effect on the lives, narratives, identities and culture of generations of Palestinians. Every year on May 15th the Nakba is commemorated around the world.

Encounter with a Lost Land
by Maryse Gargour
2013 | Documentary | 62 min
Through an artful montage of personal correspondences, diplomatic archives, consular correspondences, audiovisual archives, newspapers, and interviews with the children of Western diplomats who lived in Jaffa, Palestine at the time, filmmaker Maryse Gargour takes us on an encounter with a lost land – Palestine from 1928 up to 1952 and beyond. The first-hand testimonies of life before, during, and after the 1948 Nakba powerfully recreate everyday life in the urban center of Jaffa at a fateful time in Palestinian history. A tour de force.

The Sons Of Eilaboun
by Hisham Zreiq
2007 | Documentary | 24 min
The Sons Of Eilaboun (أبناء عيلبون) is a documentary film about the massacre, expulsion and return of a small Palestinian village in the Galilee. In the film the Israeli historian Ilan Pappe introduce the history behind the Nakba events. And the Eilaboun (Eilabun) people tell their story.

Free event (Donations welcome).
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By: The Toronto Palestine Film Festival

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