Is Jerusalem Burning? Myth, Memory and the Battle of Latrun
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(Jul 13, 2006)
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"Is Jerusalem Burning? Myth, Memory and the Battle of Latrun" is a provocative documentary film that examines the fateful battles of Latrun - fought during Israel's 1948 War of Independence - and offers up an insightful exploration of the myths those battles spawned. Through the lens of the story of Latrun, the film provides a deeper understanding of the power and influence of myth in a nation such as Israel, and how those myths impact the country's ability to forge a true peace with its neighbors.
The film explores early Israeli history leading up to the battle of Latrun, the issues behind the decision to fight and what really happened in the field.
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