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Film Series : The 18th Annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival

The Truth: Lost at Sea

2018, Rifat Audeh, Jordan, 56 min.

Show Times

  • Sun, Apr 28th 5:30pm

First-time filmmaker Audeh’s plan to record his participation in the 2010 Freedom Flotilla, a convoy of humanitarian ships that attempted to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza, took a shocking turn when the Israelis launched a nocturnal attack in international waters, killing ten activists and wounding or imprisoning hundreds of others. Born out of a pressing need to give witness to history and lay bare the scope of the tragic human rights violations, THE TRUTH has been meticulously assembled from rare video footage shot by Audeh and other participants who had been beaten, robbed, or taken into custody. Never-before-seen footage is supplemented by survivor statements that provide eye-witness testimony that starkly contradicts many of the mainstream news accounts of the event. In multiple languages with English subtitles.

Preceded by 9 HUMANS FROM GAZA (2018, Luca Galassi, Italy/Palestine, 35 min.). Both in DCP digital. (BS)

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