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Civil Alliance, Palestine 1947–1948
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2012
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The film centers around the exposure of a crucial episode in the local history that has been effaced from memory. Between the months preceding the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine (November 1947) and the establishment of the state of Israel (May 1948), Jews and Palestinians began negotiating in order to put an end to the violence that national and military forces were attempting to incite. This intensive civil activity consisted mainly of urgent meetings—some short and spontaneous, others well-planned to the smallest detail—in which participants raised demands, sought compromises, set up rules, formulated agreements, made promises, asked for forgiveness, and exercised efforts to compensate and pacify—all in order to keep the violence from taking over their lives. The film takes place around a map of mandatory Palestine, which is covered in dots that mark the places in which such meetings took place. Some 15 women and men report, in Hebrew and Arabic, on several dozens of such meetings, which local history has forgotten: meetings in which Jews and Palestinians promised each other they would do everything in order to sustain their common life.

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 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

Civil Alliance, Palestine 1947–1948

The film centers around the exposure of a crucial episode in the local history that has been effaced from memory. Between the months preceding the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine (November 1947) and the establishment of the state of Israel (May 1948), Jews and Palestinians began negotiating in order to put an end to the violence that national and military forces were attempting to incite. This intensive civil activity consisted mainly of urgent meetings—some short and spontaneous, others well-planned to the smallest detail—in which participants raised demands, sought compromises, set up rules, formulated agreements, made promises, asked for forgiveness, and exercised efforts to compensate and pacify—all in order to keep the violence from taking over their lives. The film takes place around a map of mandatory Palestine, which is covered in dots that mark the places in which such meetings took place. Some 15 women and men report, in Hebrew and Arabic, on several dozens of such meetings, which local history has forgotten: meetings in which Jews and Palestinians promised each other they would do everything in order to sustain their common life.

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis