Sands of Sorrow: Film (first documentary about the Nakba)
Date(s) - 01/16/2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Let's Talk Palestine
After returning from a trip to the Middle East in 1950, Dorothy Thompson, a civil rights advocate and journalist, introduces this film and emphasizes the need for providing immediate relief to suffering Palestinian refugees to avoid starvation and “ugly political consequences.”
The film was produced by a charitable organization called the Council for Relief of Palestinian Arab Refugees. It is believed to be the first documentary film to highlight the plight of Palestinians in the aftermath of the 1948 Nakba. It was mainly intended to encourage Americans to donate for the relief effort.
Following the film will be discussion with audience members.
Watch a trailer: https://youtu.be/gi2mL6PHTlU