Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Screening of 1913: Seeds of Conflict

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

6:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

Middle East Studies is pleased to announce the screening of “1913: Seeds of Conflict” on April 14. The documentary film explores the divergent social forces growing in Palestine before the start of World War I and features Beshara Doumani, Director of Middle East Studies.

Most observers consider the Balfour Declaration and Mandate period of the 1920s as the origin of today’s Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Breaking new ground, "1913: Seeds of Conflict," a one-hour documentary directed by filmmaker Ben Loeterman, explores the divergent social forces growing in Palestine before World War I, when Arabs and Jews co-existed in harmony as Ottomans, each yearning for a land to call their own.

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