The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

The Great Book Robbery

The Great Book Robbery (teaser) from Benny Brunner on Vimeo.

An excerpt from a film about the sacking of Palestinian libraries in 1948.

60,000 Palestinian books were systematically looted by the newly born State of Israel during the 1948 war. The story of the stolen books is not only at the heart of our project but also the launching pad of a much bigger and wider endeavor: We intend on communicating the scope and depth of the Palestinian tragedy through the destruction of Palestinian culture in 1948.

The filmmakers are looking for distributors and financial support, find out more at their site.