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The Massacre of Kafr Kassem

Original title
Kafr kasem
Running time
120 min.
Syria Syria
Walid Gulmiah
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Co-production Syria-Lebanon; Etablissement Arabe / National Film Organization
Synopsis / Plot
On an October afternoon in 1956, with the Sinai campaign about to be launched, Israeli border police imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Arab villages near the Jordanian border. Arriving at their homes after work, many villages of Kafr Kassem were unaware of their violation of the newly announced curfew. Forty-seven of these Israeli Arabs were killed when Israeli troops opened fire on the village. The film reconstructs this much-remembered event in Arab and Israeli history, especially with an eye to detailing the life of the community before it suffered the massacre.
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