NAKBA: PALESTINE, 1948 Episodes 3&4


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NAKBA: PALESTINE

RUYUICHI HIROKAWA

NAKBA: PALESTINE

RUYUICHI HIROKAWA



Director Ryuichi Hirokawa is a leading photojournalist, with a body of award winning work from Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon and Afghanistan. But his journey into photography, into conflict areas, and into political activism, is one intimately related to his encounters with Palestinian history. Hirokawa travelled to Israel in 1967 to work on a kibbutz. One day he found rubble at the edge of the kibbutz that later proved to be the remains of a Palestinian village. His journey to find out what had happened to the village started then so too, his involvement with socialist activism, as well as his career as an investigative journalist and photographer. In the years and decades that followed, Hirokawa continued to follow the Palestinian exile into its darkest hour (covering the massacres at Sabra and Shatilla in 1982), and to the present day, continuing to amass evidence, testimonies, images, and artefacts from the Nakba and covering the consequences of enduring dispossession. This incredible film, masterfully assembled from hundreds of hours of documentation traces this personal, political, national, and visual history, bringing the past and the present together in an original and compelling way. 

 

Director: Ruyuichi Hirokawa

Release Date: 2008

Duration: 90mins