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31st Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 1 - 11, 2023



Screening Information

June 16 – June 26
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Country Israel
Year 2022
Running Time 94 MIN
Languages Hebrew, Arabic, English
Subtitles English
Director Alon Schwarz

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Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival. Director Alon Schwarz’s (Aida’s Secrets) provocative new documentary examines the established narrative that has shaped Israeli society since its inception. In 1998, graduate student Teddy Katz published his Masters thesis about a massacre that allegedly took place in the village of Tantura in 1948. Initially received with distinction, his work was later discredited, but 140 hours of audio testimonies remain. Director Schwartz confronts former Israeli soldiers of the Alexandroni Brigade, now in their 90s, with these tapes. What emerges are complicated, sometimes contradictory accounts that call into question the nature of memory, testimony and even archival footage that has long been part of Israel’s founding myth.

Nominee, Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival

Presentation Details

Live Zoom Q & A With Director Alon Schwarz on Wednesday, June 22nd @ 7:00PM. JOIN Q & A HERE
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