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A Screening of Blue Box from The Other Israel Film Festival
August 20, 2022 @ 8:30 pm
- The JNF’s Blue Boxes were part of a successful fund raising campaign to support the purchase of land in Palestine. Joseph Weitz was the man who orchestrated the acquisition and expropriation of Palestinian lands.
- The Jewish National Fund’s (JNF) beloved Blue Box campaign was internationally successful in raising support for the purchase and forestation of land in Palestine. The trees have since spread their roots, but evidence remains of the Palestinian communities displaced by the once-fragile seedlings. Joseph Weits, filmmaker Michal Weits’ great-grandfather, was a key figure in the organization. His private diaries reveal the story of the massive land takeover that led to the creation of the State of Israel. In conversations with her family, she questions his actions, which result in an exploration of Israel’s past and an uncomfortable truth.