The Sons of Eilaboun

Film Details The Sons of Eilaboun
Plot Summary A story of a small Palestinian village, that tells the tale of a nation.
On October 30, 1948, the Israeli Army marched into the northern Galilee village of Eilaboun. My uncle Badia and 17 other men from the village, who had been hiding with the rest of the village in two churches, were marched to the village square. The rest of the village residents were marched out of the village to the Lebanese border. 12 men of the chosen men in the square were massacred.
Even now more than fifty years later my father cannot recall the incidents of that day without sobbing. He not only lost his brother, but he, and everyone in his village became refugees. When they finally returned to their village, they scarcely recognized it. Everything of value had been looted. What the soldiers could not carry off they destroyed.
The story of Eilaboun was repeated hundreds of times across the land that today is called Israel. The killing of these villages was a tactic that was spelled out in a plan called Plan Dalet developed by the high command of the Israeli Army to rid the future State of Israel of its Arab inhabitants.
The story is told through the mouths of the men and women who witnessed the atrocities committed on that fall day in 1948.

http://SonsOfEilaboun.com
Director Hisham Zreiq
Genres Documentary, Historical
Year 2007
Status finished
Running time 23 minutes 44 seconds
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Production Company Hisham Zreiq
Location Eilaboun, Israel
Website website
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Herself: Anise Zreiq
Himself: Salem Zreiq
Himself: Ilan Pappe
Himself: Botros Matta
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Director: Hisham Zreiq
Director/Producer/writer: Hisham Zreiq
DOP: Amir Rishpon
Sound Mixer: Jack Deek
Sound Mixer: Fady Copty
Festival Submissions + Add Festivals
2011, screened
Al Ard Doc Film Festival, Cagliari, Italy
2009, screened
Chicago Palestine Film Festival
2008, awarded prize
Al-Awda award
Best short Documentary
2008, screened
Boston Palestine Film Festival
2008, screened
Regards Palestiniens, Montreal
2008, screened
International Izmir Short Film Festival
2008, screened
Amal The International Euro-Arab film Festival
2008, screened
Carthage Film Festival