The story of a city that once connected Palestine to the world.


A vivid portrait of a city splintered by war, weaving together multiple voices from the past, present and future. Palestinian elders remember their expulsion, Zionist soldiers revisit the scene of the massacre they committed, Jewish settlers re-shape the city in their own image, a young educator fights to preserve Palestinian cultural identity, while exiles in a refugee camp dream of returning. But what if the massacre and expulsion that fractured the city of Lyd had never happened?

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Sarah Friedland (Director/Cinematographer)

Rami Younis (Director/Producer)

Fivel Rothberg (Producer)

Roger Waters (Executive Producer)

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This film is still in progress, but you can get a sneak peak into the process below.


What are people saying about “Lyd In Exile”?

“Media makers have the enormous responsibility of over-riding US control of information about Palestine and the Israeli occupation. Here is another necessary project to reach across the gap.”

– Sarah Schulman Author, Activist and Distinguished Professor

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