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SUHRFF: Tantura

Time: Sept. 22, 2022, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Location: Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

20th Annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival

Tantura (Alon Schwarz, Israel, Hebrew/Arabic/English, 2022, 85 min)

When the State of Israel was established in 1948, war broke out and hundreds of Palestinian villages were depopulated in its aftermath. Israelis know this as the War of Independence while Palestinians call it “Al Nakba” (the Catastrophe). This is a story about one such village: Tantura. In the 1990s, Israeli graduate student Teddy Katz conducted research into a large-scale massacre that had allegedly occurred in Tantura. His work later came under attack and his academic career ruined. Director Alon Schwarz revisits former Israeli soldiers of the Alexandroni Brigade and Palestinian residents to re-examine what happened in Tantura, and explores the taboo around the Nakba in Israeli society and the national inability to come to terms with its dark past.

This Opening Night screening includes Q&A with the filmmaker.

Organized by festival founders Tula Goenka (NEW) and Roger Hallas (ENG), SUHRFF celebrates two decades of showcasing thought-provoking feature documentaries about social justice issues around the world. Visit the festival website for developing details.