Mirror Image

In a pastoral house on the Israeli countryside live my grandfather, my grandmother, and a big crystal mirror that was taken from a Palestinian house during the Nakba - the depopulation of hundreds of thousand of Palestinians during and after the establishment of the state of Israel in the 1948 war. The story of the mirror is not a secret, but it remains untold. Why is it that we - Jewish Israelis - cannot address the mirror and others remnants of the Nakba, even when they are placed in the center of our lives? In this short conversation, my grandparents and I negotiate the ways to tell the untold, staging an allegory for the position the Nakba takes in the realities of Israeli Jews.

11 minutes
Danielle Schwartz

Shown at

  1. 8th Annual Other Israel Film Festival - 2014
  2. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - 2014

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