Publisher/Manufacturer: MPI Media Group 2002
Product specifications: Color; Approximately 121 minutes
Item type: Documentary DVD
Few films about the Middle East view history through the lens of the Palestinians, even though they are the people whose history and daily reality lie at the heart of events in the region. Tragedy in the Holy Land fills a void in conventional accounts of the Israeli/Palestinian struggle. It gives the viewer access to the voices and background of one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted conflicts of the last century.
This provocative documentary addresses the core issues of land and identity. It probes the evolution of the seemingly incurable conflict in Palestine from a historical perspective that is typically unknown to American audiences.
Using rarely seen archival footage and interviews with various experts and scholars, Tragedy in the Holy Land offers vital information about the roots of the current conflict and the ongoing struggle for survival and dignity.
DVD Bonus Feature
Includes 50 minutes of bonus footage featuring in-depth examinations of such topics as:
The Balfour Declaration
The Sykes-Picot Agreement
The Peel Commission
The Second Partition of Palestine
The Six-Day War
The War in Lebanon
The Cold War's effect on Palestine
The Oslo Accords
and developments after September 11, 2001.