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Sunday, June 8

The Lost Cities of Palestine
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An extraordinary insight into Palestinian life in the city before 1948, revealing the loss of a culture and lifestyle. 

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/aljazeeraworld/2014/05/palestine-lost-cities-201451283254771933.html

Rarely seen archival footage accompanies memories and accounts of forgotten Palestinian cities and the catastrophic effect the creation of Israel in 1948 had on them. Haifa, Nazareth, and Jaffa have all been overshadowed by Tel Aviv, but in their day each of the Palestinian cities had magnificent commercial and cultural ability. Made for Al Jazeera Arabic in 2011, "Lost cities of Palestine" provides a rare opportunity to see Palestine as it was in the 30s and 40s and learn about the everyday life and culture of urban Palestine before 1948. 
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