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Deir Yassin Village and Massacre

A firsthand recounting and reconstruction of a landmark trauma in Palestinian and Jerusalem history, the Deir Yassin massacre of April 9, 1948

Palestinian filmmaker Sahera Dirbas spoke with survivors of the infamous massacre perpetrated by the Irgun, Lehi (Stern Gang), and Haganah forces to reconstruct the story firsthand, including with archival footage. A vivid and compelling documentary short (2012, 19 min).