The Tantura massacre’s perpetrators confessed. Its survivors have this to say by Baker Zoubi

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Though not using the word ‘genocide’, Tantura massacre survivors and descendants describe Zionist militia crimes, framed by the collective Palestinian experience of the Nakba.

“Apart from Tantura’s former prosperity, the most striking thing my father remembered was seeing people being killed before his eyes, and how they spent the first days after the Nakba in hardship and poverty, without shelter.”
… “Our parents carefully told us about what happened, how my uncle and grandfather were martyrs,” Masri said. “How they forced people to dig their graves. How they put dozens of people in mass graves. My grandfather on my mother’s side said that the number of dead reached 150 and that he buried them. He said that not only is the parking lot over graves but there are several more mass graves.

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Cinematic Dialogs | Episode 8 – Dima Hamdan & Saeed Taji Farouky on Palestine Film Institute

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“Just showing the symbolism- the physical infrastructure of occupation- also does not make a political film. There are many I can think of, that I find still very superficial even though they do directly deal with the occupation. There’s a danger of making films that are extremely individual, and they present the occupation as an individual obstacle, rather than a product of colonialism, a product of occupation, a product of genocide.” (min. 44:25)

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TIFF Digital Screenings: Farha | Darin J. Sallam on Toronto International Film Festival Screening Schedule

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A dauntless and compelling feature debut by Jordanian filmmaker Darin J. Sallam, Farha captures both the isolating terrors of war and the lingering beauty that can colour recollections of dispossession — a mental record of the last laugh shared, the faint smell of freedom before the void of exile. An impressive lead performance from newcomer Karam Taher punctuates catastrophic loss with uncompromising determination.

Content advisory: scenes of genocide, ethnic violence, war violence, traumatic scenes

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VIDEO || The Al-Aqsa Intifada: 20 Years Later by Within Our Lifetime

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Monday, September 28th marked the 20th anniversary of the start of the Al-Aqsa Intifada (Second Intifada), which lasted from September 2000 – February 2005. Throughout the Intifada, at least 5,000 Palestinians were martyred, from youth protesting against the suffocating occupation, to freedom fighters who took up arms to resist israeli genocide and ethnic cleansing. Through archival footage, we look back on the Al-Aqsa Intifada and its ongoing legacy to this day.

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In the scholarly world we call these movements settler colonialism. We distinguish between them and colonialism, because the settler colonialists are intent on destroying and eliminating the natives. And I think that’s what happened in Palestine.

… It is this story, of Palestinian dispossession, ethnic cleansing, and an ongoing process of what Pappe has termed “incremental genocide”, which for genuine activists, zionism represents. [47:15]

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