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The Long Way Home is a 1997 documentary film directed by Mark Jonathan Harris. The film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1998. It depicts the plight of Jewish refugees after World War II that contributed to the creation of the State of Israel.
The film's emphasis is on the pitiful conditions for Jewish refugees in Europe after the war, as antisemitism was still rife and poverty was common. It also shows how emigration to the British Mandate of Palestine became a goal for many, but that British immigration rules often resulted in them being detained in camps in Cyprus. The eventual formation of the State of Israel is then shown, with emphasis on the debates in the White House between Palestinian Jews, President Harry S. Truman, and the United Nations.

The Long Way Home is narrated by Morgan Freeman and features the voices of Edward Asner, Sean Astin, Martin Landau, Miriam Margolyes, David Paymer, Nina Siemaszko, Helen Slater, and Michael York.

Runtime: 00:35:09
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Added: 1st February 2012
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Category: movies
Tags: the long way home 1997 documentary best academy award winner 1998 story return nazi jewish refugees israel europe world war two





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