|Institut für Palästinakunde|
- IPK -
by Lia Tacharansky
Seven Deadly Myths tells
the stories of four veterans of the 1948 war that erased from the Israeli
landscape hundreds of Palestinian villages and connects their stories to
the modern-day Palestinian dispossession through the occupation and settlements.
The film also profiles my personal journey from a place of denial, growing
up in a settlement in the heart of the occupied West Bank, to confronting a landscape of erasure and denial.
This film is important not just as a documentary about the Middle East and our conflict. It is a film that challenges taboos and sheds light into the darkest corners of colonialism. Thanks to this film I have already had the privilege of addressing audiences all over the world, from South Africa to North America, Europe and Israel itself, and discover that because the voices in this film are of those who themselves participated in the processes of denial, it opens conversations and spaces for change that otherwise remain barbwired in contention.
I have now finished filming this documentary, and I need funds for its post-production. In collaboration with such innovative projects as Jaffa 2030 and Zochrot, this film will become part of a campaign of discourse and relearning for Israelis and Palestinians, and for audiences around the world.