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Netflix Releases Jordanian Film Farha About the Forced Eviction of Palestinians in 1948

In addition to entertainment, movies can also help us understand the world around us. Many movies depict historical events and tragedies because they give us insight into the past and the lessons we can learn from it. For example, Netflix recently released a Jordan movie called farha. It follows the story of “a 14-year-old girl in 1948 Palestine who watches from a locked pantry as catastrophe consumes her home, just after she persuades her father to let her continue her education. of her in the city.


This is the true story of how more than 750,000 Palestinians were evicted by Israeli forces and captured more than three quarters of Palestine. The film itself has been praised for its depiction of the event known as the Nakba. Nakba is an event remembered every May 15 where they remember the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians. In fact, the British government had shown support for the state, but after the term ended, Zionist forces established Israel, leading to the Arab-Israeli war.

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To this day, Israel continues to have a lot of control over Palestine, and its land remains at the center of the conflict.

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What does Israel think of the film?

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What Fahra is praised online by observers and critics, of course, it was not favored by Israel. Israeli activist Yoseph Haddad has fought the film, claiming that he was “smearing Israel and portraying the IDF as baby killers.”

Not to mention that Israeli Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman declared the Twitter“We will not allow IDF soldiers to be discredited. I ordered the professional echelon of the Finance Ministry to take action to deny the budget to the “El Saraya” theater in Jaffa, which chose to show the Jordanian film “Fareha.” incendiary film full of lies and lies against IDF soldiers”.

While this film addresses a significant historical event, it is also important to point out the people who are part of this conflict. While it may be easy for us in the West to watch this movie, there are still events like what is happening between Israel and Palestine, but also in the rest of the world. The use of film can be a powerful way to convey these messages about oppression in the world.

These messages need to be seen and discussed so that hopefully a better world can emerge.

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