SKU 5289

KAFR KASSEM (1975) * with switchable English and French subtitles *

Borhane Alaouié Stars: Abdallah Abbassi, Ahmad Ayub, Salim Sabri

On an October afternoon in 1956, with the Sinai campaign about to be launched, Israeli border police impose a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Arab villages near the Jordanian border. Arriving home after work, many of the villagers of Kafr Kassem are unaware of their violation of the newly-announced curfew. Forty-seven of these Israeli Arabs are killed when Israeli troops open fire on the village. The film reconstructs this much-remembered event in Arab and Israeli history, especially with an eye to detailing the life of the community before suffering the massacre.

DVD-R is in Arabic with switchable English and French subtitles.  Approx. 104 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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