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W&L to Host Screening of Film “1913: Seeds of Conflict” on April 28

Director Ben Loeterman will visit Washington and Lee University to screen his new documentary film, “1913: Seeds of Conflict,” on Tuesday, April 28, at 5 p.m. in the Hillel House multipurpose room. The event is free and open to the public.

Loeterman uses previously unavailable documents to shed light on pre-World War I Palestine and the region’s divergent social forces that contributed to the simultaneous rise in Jewish and Arab nationalism.

“1913: Seeds of Conflict” explores the little-known history of Palestine during the latter part of the Ottoman Empire, a time of relative harmony between Arabs and Jews. By weaving together Arab and Jewish narratives, Loeterman shows viewers how a series of dramatic events shaped the region and contributed to a century of unrest.

The screening is sponsored by Hillel and the departments of politics, history and religion. Visit: http://1913seedsofconflict.com for more information on the film.