The Israel Film Service Collection

What I Saw in Hebron

70 Minutes, 1999
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Directed by: Nuit Geva, Dan Geva
Production:Nuit Geva
Production Company:Israeli Film Service
Photographer: Dan Geva
Original Music: Nachum Heiman
Language: Hebrew
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A personal film of the director Noit Geva, returns to the Hebron riots in 1929 Geva, a descendant of the Mani family and the rabbi of the old Jewish community in Hebron Eliyahu Mani, uses rare archival materials and the testimonies of some riot survivors and traces the family past as told by her grandmother Zmira Zilka, one of the survivors of the massacre Everyone would be happy to return to the days when Jews and Arabs lived together and in peace before the massacre The first part of the film describes the life of the Jewish community and the good relations with the Arabs mainly between the Sephardic Jews and the Arabs, the events that led to the massacre, and the testimonies of the survivors about the massacre itself The next part describes the directors visit with her father and brother in Hebron to the Arab family that saved their mother and finally a description of the renewal of the Jewish presence in the city after the SixDay War

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