Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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.