part of Middle East Watch: Palestine / Israel season
Dir: Tamara Erde
France / 2014 / 94mins

How do Palestinian and Israeli schools teach the next the generation the history of their country?

Director Tamara Erde visits six independently-run Israeli and Palestinian schools to investigate how the disputed history of this contested region is taught. Erde’s journey begins with her own background: having grown up in the Israeli public school system, she never had exposure to the Palestinian side of history until she joined the army and gained a greater interest.

The six schools she visits reflect the complex demographics of the region, from an Israeli high school in Haifa to a school in a UNRWA refugee camp, highlighting how the conflict gets transmitted onto future generations. The contrasts are fascinating and raise important questions about education and integration. Uncovering a wide range of teaching techniques, Erde shows how history is transplanted onto the shoulders of the younger generations.

Part of our Middle East Watch Season: Palestine / Israel

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Date: Mon 22 Jun 2015 - Thu 25 Jun 2015
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