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Aqabat-Jaber,

Passing through & Peace With No Return ?

by Eyal Sivan

“This is a film beyond politics. It is about country people confined for years in refugee camps, about their humiliation over being severed from their land, their orchards, their villages. Nothing happens in the film because nothing happens in their lives. Endlessly waiting, some still cling to the hope of returning one day to their land. It is not a silent film; it cries out in its simplicity, wrenching the heart. These are human beings, and so ...? " Henri Cartier Bresson


Jury's best documentary Prize, Cinéma du Réel Film Festival, Paris 1987Golden Crown, Festikon, Amsterdam 1988
Air France/Radio France Prize, Belfort Film Festival, 1988Jury’s Special Mention Int. Filmwoche, Mannheim 1988
Best social-political Documentary Int. Film Festival, Oakland 1988
Aqabat Jaber, Passing Through | 1987 | 81 min | Aqabat Jaber, Peace with no return? | 1995 | 61 min
Documentaries | color | 4:3 | Dialog : Arabic | Subtitles : English +
| ISBN 2-915683-11-5
DISCIPLINES Education interest
Aqabat-Jaber is one of the sixty Palestinian refugee camps built in the Middle East by the UN at the beginning of the 1950s. It was is the biggest camp in the Middle East situated some 3 kilometers south of Jericho.

The majority of its 65,000 inhabitants came from those villages in central Palestine that were destroyed in 1948. The 1967 war pushed 95% of that population across the banks of the river Jordan. The traces of war and the effects of erosion by the desert accentuate the contrasts between the abandoned refugees and the huts that they still occupy, and make Aqabat-Jaber look like a ghost town.


Aqabat Jaber films by Eyal Sivan tell the story of all refugees, deported population, displaced persons, that are at the center of the great conflicts of the 20th Century. It points to a critical question of peace processes in Israel-Palestine. Can peace between Israel and Palestine be possible without the return of the Palestinian refugees to their homeland which has now become Israel?

Key words: Palestinian refugees, Palestine, Occupation, Right of return, Nakba, 1948, Refugee camps, Israel-Palestine conflict, Peace process
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