Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  52 minutes
Date:  2014
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English; Hebrew; Arabic
Color/BW:  Color
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Exile, A Myth Unearthed - Part 1

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A new look at history that re-shapes the Middle East conflict.

Exile, A Myth Unearthed - Part 1

The exile of the Jewish people from their homeland in the first century AD, following the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, has been depicted in artwork and lamented in poetry and prayer for nearly 2,000 years. But what if it never happened? This provocative film looks at the exile through the lenses of archaeology, history, myth and religion, asking what it means for our understanding of history and the contemporary struggle over land in the Middle East.

The myth of exile is an essential narrative in Middle Eastern and European history, and of critical importance to both Christian and Jewish theology. The possibility that some Jews simply remained where they lived raises some uncomfortable questions. Could some Palestinians actually be their descendants?

The issues raised in this film are of more than passing historical interest-they can help us re-shape the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a new way, and illustrate that history can shape our future.

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Main credits

Ziv, Ilan (Director)
Ziv, Ilan (Producer)
Breuer, Amit (Producer)
Gordey, Serge (Producer)
Gordey, Serge (Screenwriter)
Peccía, Alfonso (Screenwriter)
Berryman, Dorothée (Narrator)

Other credits

Director of photography, Philippe Bellaiche; editor, Alfonso Peccía; original music, Robert Marcel LePage.

Distributor credits

Docuseek2 subjects

World History
Jewish Studies
Israel / Palestine
Ancient History
Middle East Studies

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Archaelogy, World History, Jewish Film Festivals, Jewish Studies, Israel, Middle East, Palestine; "Exile, A Myth Unearthed - Part 1"; Icarus Films

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