On the Side of the Road
Tarachansky, LiaPublisher: Naretiv Productions
Year Published: 2013
Resource Type: Film/Video
Cx Number: CX23038
Filmed over the course of five years, this documentary focuses on the collective Israeli denial about the expulsion and displacement of Palestinians in the wake of the 1948 war for independence.
Former West Bank settler Lia Tarachansky looks at Israelis' collective amnesia of the fateful events of 1948 when the state of Israel was born and most of the Palestinians became refugees.
She follows the transformation of Israeli veterans trying uncover their denial of the war that changed the region forever.
Tarachansky then turns the camera on herself and travels back to her settlement where that historical erasure gave birth to a new generation, blind and isolated from its surroundings. Attempting to shed a light on the country's biggest taboo, she is met with outrage and violence.