Crazy People Here
HD | 52 ; 90 | Documentary
film in Progress
Direction and script: Tamara Erde and Neta Shoshani
Production: Artline films, France
What began at Deir Yassin, ended at Kfar Shaul.
What began as a massacre, a wrongdoing, a symbol of occupation – ended in an insane
asylum, madness personified.
On the night of April 9th 1948 the village of Deir Yassin, an Arab village on the outskirts of Jerusalem,
was attacked by the Stern Gang and Irgun fighters. It was conquered in only a few
short hours.Over the years, on account of the horror stories, the“Deir Yassin Massacre” became both an Israeli and Palestinian ‘legend’. The events at Deir Yassin were engraved into the collective
Israeli and Palestinian psyches as an event of historic proportions – both in terms of independence
and sovereignty on the one hand, and of conquest on the other.
Different versions of the events and their consequences have been recounted over the
years and constitute a basis for bitter arguments still raging today.