Thursday, May 15, 2008

60 years since 1948: Sands of Sorrow

Today is the 60th anniversary of the end of the British Mandate and the creation of the state of Israel. Today is also recognized as Nakba Day, which refers to the ongoing displacement and dispossession of the Palestinian people. Sands of Sorrow is a documentary film from 1950 that depicts life in Gaza's refugee camps at the time.