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Going Home
Going Home


Omar Al-Qattan


48 minutes

English and Arabic with English subtitles
    "Gives a thorough insight into the historical events surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, filmed through the eyes of a former British General reliving the battles and considering the role of the British in the conflict." —Cantilevers

May 15, 1948 marks the day the British government abandoned the Arab-Jewish battlefields and left both groups in the throes of war. Major Derek Cooper witnessed those final days of the mandate as an officer in the British Army. His experiences there marked him so deeply that he continued to work on behalf of the Palestinian refugees for most of his life.

Going Home tells the story of Cooper's return to Israel in the summer of 1995. In an effort to capture the past, Cooper and his wife revisit famous sites and talk to Palestinians and Israelis about the events of 1948. This film is a compelling look back at the beginning of a conflict that would last for generations to come.

This film is available with a Digital Site License (DSL), which allows colleges, universities, or libraries to encode, locally host, and stream the film to their community on a closed, password-protected system.

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