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The Ruins of Lifta (2016)

The Ruins of Lifta (2016)

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Menachem Daum, an elderly Orthodox Jew from Brooklyn, tries to bring together Arabs and Jews for an effort to rehabilitate a Muslim cemetery in the Palestinian village of Lifta. In the process, Daum learns of his uncle's complicity in driving Arabic citizens from their land in the aftermath of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

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Critic Reviews for The Ruins of Lifta

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

Watching these sturdy carriers of suffering inevitably argue, your spirits may sink. But you also can't help but notice that the rocky terrain requires them at times to hold on to each other.

October 27, 2016 | Full Review…

A thoughtful lesson in history - and listening.

September 23, 2016 | Full Review…

The Ruins of Lifta offers a muscular example of ability of documentaries to make the political intensely personal. More painfully, it's also a case study in the limits of benign intention.

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…
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Achingly poignant ...

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Vital, complicated and flawed ... necessary viewing.

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Not as powerful as Promises, as shocking as Budrus or as extensive as The Settlers, but but at least it humanizes the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and helps to promote intellectual discussion.

September 24, 2016 | Rating: 7.65/10 | Full Review…

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