Headstart for Omar

United States, 1975

Film
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Omar was a boy when he fled with his parents from the family orange grove near Jaffa and joined 750,000 Palastinian Arab refugees streaming out of the new State of Israel. Ever since then Omar has waited and now lives in Qatar, where he works and bides his time. Like others of 1948, Omar waits for the world community to settle a long overdue account.

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Credits

producer

Myrtle Winter-Chaumeny

production company

United Nations Television

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

Duration

00:26:58:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1975

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