A documentary created by former Merrill College student Samia Badih ('08) as part of her Carnegie Seminar Practicum. "My nine-minute documentary tells the story of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, their civil and human rights and current living conditions. They are the sons and daughters of those who fled their homes almost 60 years ago in 1948. Today they live in refugee camps across Lebanon and their refugee status is passed on from father to child."
“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: http://www.thegreatbookrobbery.org
After 3 years under siege and a recent Israeli-led offensive, Gaza continues to suffer. No materials for rebuilding are allowed in, and education and industry continue to be stifled. Shot in June 2009, this short film gives a glimpse into the harsh realities of everyday Gaza under siege.