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Online Film Salon about "1948: Creation and Catastrophe"

Online Film Salon about "1948: Creation and Catastrophe"

Date(s) - 11/14/2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Steven Lapham
Voices from the Holy Land

On Sunday, November 14, at 3:00 pm EDT, join an Online Film Salon about 1948: Creation and Catastrophe.

Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation and Catastrophe reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world. It tells the story of the establishment of Israel as seen through the eyes of the people who lived it. It is simply not possible to make sense of what is happening in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today without an understanding of 1948. This documentary was probably the last chance for many elderly Israelis and Palestinians to narrate their first-hand accounts of the creation of a state and the expulsion of a nation.

Ahlam Muhtaseb is a professor of media studies and the director of the Center for the Study of Muslim & Arab Worlds at California State University, San Bernardino. She was co-director and executive producer of the award-wining documentary 1948: Creation & Catastrophe, which originated from her field work in Palestinian refugee camps in Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria. Currently, she’s working on a documentary on the three young Muslims who were murdered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 2015, and the state of racism and Islamophobia in the United States. Ahlam holds an M.A. in journalism and public relations and a Ph.D. in digital communication.
Miko Peled is a noted author and human rights activist living in the United States. An Israeli citizen, he’s a strong advocate for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) and the creation of a single democracy in Israel with equal rights for all in the entirety of historical Palestine. Miko is author of the autobiographical A General’s Son and Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five. He’s a contributor to several online publications (Mint Press, The Electronic Intifada, Democracy Now, Mondoweiss); hosts a blog (; and produces The Miko Peled Podcast. Miko was educated in Jerusalem, Japan, and the United States; is a teacher of martial arts; and frequently returns to Palestine-Israel.
Lia Tarachanksy is a filmmaker and the Israel/Palestine correspondent for The Real News Network. Born in the former Soviet Union, Lia immigrated to Israel at the age of six and grew up in Ariel, one of the largest Israeli colonies in the heart of the Palestinian West Bank. Later she moved to Canada where she completed her studies before returning to Israel/Palestine in 2009 to pursue her journalism and filmmaking. In 2012 Tarachansky co-directed a BBC-World documentary about Israel’s Social Justice (J14) movement and the wave of self-immolations enacted by Israeli citizens in protest of the harsh economic realities many of them faced. Her award-winning documentaries include On the Side of the Road and Ethnocracy in the Promised Land: Israel’s African Refugees, which she co-directed with Canadian journalist and filmmaker Jesse Freeston. Lia’s work is frequently featured in publications such as +972 Magazine, Mondoweiss, USA Today, Al Jazeera English, and others. She is a member of Independent Jewish Voices – Canada

Register to see the film free beforehand, at your convenience, and then join the salon on Sunday: See a preview now at

This Voices from the Holy Land Online Film Salon co-sponsored by Independent Jewish Voices – Canada and Jewish Voice for Peace – USA.


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