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Tantura  2022

Directed by Alon Shwarz
Produced by Maiken Baird, Alon Shwarz, Saul Shwarz

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. The film examines why the Nakba is taboo in Israeli society and explores the country’s inability to come to terms with its dark past.

Forward “’Why some Israelis are finally confronting what happened in 1948 in a village called Tantura'”

Haaretz “'Investigate Israeli Veterans' Testimonies, Commemorate Mass Palestinian Grave'"

"Alon Schwarz’s alternately chilling and blood-boiling documentary “Tantura"...is both a study in historical amnesia and a kind of epistemological detective story, in which the grim truth is as hard to refute as it is hard to prove."
LA Times