Ma'abarot

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Director(s):Dina Zvi-Riklis
Program:Israeli
Documentaries
Country:Israel
Year:2019
Language:Hebrew
Running Time:84 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Massachusetts Premiere
Topic:History
Immigration
Israel
Israeli History

Description

From 1948-1952, more than 300,000 Jewish refugees who arrived in Israel were housed in ma’abarot, or transit camps. The majority of these new immigrants came from the Arab world and the ma’abarot were their introduction to Israel’s then-Ashkenazi-dominated culture. Though the camps have been largely forgotten, their impact on the lives of these immigrants resonates in contemporary Israeli culture. Rare footage and interviews with former residents provides an up-close look at life inside the ma’abarot and offers stark insights into racial divides that still permeate Israeli society.

 

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