March 22, 2018
Heidi Grunebaum’s award-winning documentary, directed by Mark Kaplan, explores the question, What happened in ’48? It strips back the layers of myth, from denial to stories of mass genocide, telling the real story through the hidden remains of the destroyed Palestinian village of Lubya. A Q-and-A with James Morrison, professor of literature and film (CMC), follows the showing.
Grunebaum is a senior researcher at the Center for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape, South Africa and is a public scholar, activist and poet. Her work focuses on social and aesthetic responses to the afterlives of genocide, war and mass violence, specifically the Holocaust, apartheid and the Nakba in Israel-Palestine. She has worked and written extensively on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in post-apartheid South Africa. Her writing appears in international academic, activist and creative publications.
The Intercollegiate Feminist Center of the Claremont Colleges supports gender and women’s studies and other feminist work at The Claremont Colleges. Funding for Grunebaum’s visit was made possible by each of the 5C’s, including the Harvey Mudd College Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts through the Benediktsson Experiential Learning Fund.