People of the Exodus

On his BBC blog director Adam Curtis has posted a fascinating documentary called People of the Exodus.

Made in 1973, it tells the story of a Jewish refugee ship named the Exodus which tried to break the British blockade of Palestine in 1947.

Featuring interviews from both sides, it has many striking parallels with recent events off the coast of Israel: a blockade; soldiers boarding the ship; deaths on board and international outrage.

You can watch the film on Curtis’ blog here.

[Via The Daily MUBI]

> Find out more about the Exodus at Wikipedia
> Adam Curtis at the BBC and IMDb