“Farewell my library! Farewell mansion of wisdom, temple of philosophers, institute of science, council house of literature!” ~ Khalil al-Sakakini
Chronicles of a cultural destruction: the story of 70,000 "collected" Palestinian books during the 1948 war by the newly born State of Israel.
The film employs a multifaceted approach to tell a multi-layered story: dramatic location filming, eyewitness accounts, archival footage, pictorial material, C.G.I.—computer generated images, documents and culture critiques.
We continue to seek eye witnesses to, and pictorial material, of the plunder affair.
Purchase the film's DVD: thegreatbookrobbery.org
© 2012 Benny Brunner and 2911 Foundation
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