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A Letter from London

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Synopsis

Revealing how a unique and extraordinary window of opportunity was opened to the small and powerless Zionist movement: examining the complex and surprising, circumstances and characters, that made the world’s most powerful empire, pen the Balfour Declaration in 1917, promising a homeland for the Jews of the world in Palestine, a land that was not Britain’s to give!
Following the twists and turns that led Britain to retreat from its promises, and from its legal obligations in the Mandate to create a Jewish homeland and adopting an anti-Zionist policy with the most deadly consequences possible. And, showing how the Zionists adapted to this new reality, and how the end of the century’s Second World War left stark choices for the British as well as the Zionists. The film follows that often violent path from war’s end, to the British departure in 1948 and the Declaration of an Independent Jewish state.
Combining rare archive material, with testimonies of people who lived during the Mandate period, some of which has never been seen or heard before, and interviews with eminent historians and politicians.
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Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
50 mins
Format
PrRes422HQ Video
Director
Doug Dalgleish 1st Feature
Producer
Melvyn Lipitch, Doug Dalgleish,
Co-Producer
Hanna Drori Kashi
Editor
Aviel Lewis, Doug Dalgleish
Screenwriter
Melvyn Lipitch
Director of Photography
Doug Dalgleish
Production Designer
Yael Ramot
Principal Cast
Louisa Clein, Haim Yavin
Historic Script Advisers
Prof. Colin Schindler, Prof. Geoffrey Alderman, Dr. Saul Zadka
Film Images
©Gavia Media Ltd

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Last updated 8th March 2018

Production Company

Gavia Media Ltd
Winterpick, Warren Road,
Crowborough
TN6 1QS
+44 (0)7836 525255‬
gaviamedialtd@gmail.com
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Company

Go2Films
37/8 Isar Natanzon St
97787 Jerusalem
Israel
+972 2-5831371‬
http://www.go2films.com