Edmonds’ United Methodist Church is hosting a Northwest screening this Saturday, March 17 of the documentary 1948: Creation and Catastrope. The film’s producer Andy Trimlett is flying up from his base in San Diego, where he works with the local PBS station.
According to the film publicity:
“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 the last chance for many of its Israeli and Palestinian characters to narrate their first-hand accounts of the creation of a state and the expulsion of a nation. The documentary includes interviews with veterans, refugees, survivors and historians of the war collected in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and the United Kingdom.”