And there was Israel…
Direction and research Romed Wyder
Participants: Susan Akram, Riccardo Bocco, Sahar Huneidi, Henry Laurens, Ilan Pappe, Eugene Rogan, Shlomo Sand
Camera and sound Séverine Barde, Patrick Tresch Editing Orsola Valenti Music Bernard Trontin Documentaliste Sharon Hammou Producers Romed Wyder, Yasmine Abd El Aziz, Quentin Laurent
Production Paradigma Films, Nouvelle Tribu, Les films de l’œil sauvage, Radio Télévision Suisse, Histoire (TF1)
Documentary – 52 min. – Switzerland / France – 2018
The film returns to the origins of the creation of the State of Israel and looks at the history of Zionism (1896-1948) under the very specific angle of the responsibility of the Western World.
Through the analysis of internationally renowned scholars and astonishing cinematographic archives, the film shows that in adopting the zionist project, Great Britain and other Western countries have been guided mainly by their own agenda.
Thus the West does not only bears a heavy responsibility in terms of the fate of Jews in Europe at the time, but also in terms of the fate of the Palestinians today.
Captivating, an exemplary clarification.
Festival du Film et Forum International sur les Droits Humains, Genève