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On the Side of the Road
Directed by Lia Tarachansky ∙ 2013 ∙ Israel - Palestinian Territory ∙ 82'
Acclaimed former Soviet, Israeli-Canadian journalist Lia Tarachansky looks at Israelis’ collective amnesia of the fateful events of 1948 when the state of Israel was born and most Palestinians made refugees in their own homes.
Tarachansky follows the transformation of Israeli veterans trying to uncover their denial of the war that changed the region forever. Turning the camera on herself, she travels back to her former West Bank settlement where that historical erasure gave birth to a new generation, blind and isolated from its surroundings. Attempting to shed a light on the country’s biggest taboo, she is met with outrage and violence.
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