“Palestine: The reality” tells the story of the British document, the Balfour Declaration, that resulted in the Arab land of Palestine being turned into a Jewish state. How the creation of a single piece of paper changed the nature of the Middle East, as a result of broken promises by the British to the inhabitants of Palestine.
The documentary is based on photographs of Palestine between 1900 and 1940, documents from the British archives - some never publicized before- a commentary and pieces to camera by Karl Sabbagh, British-Palestinian writer-producer, and music either specially composed or taken from traditional Palestinian melodies and songs.
Sabbagh describes this documentary as the most important one he has ever made after 30 years of making documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4 and PBS. This documentary is an attempt to reveal the facts, as set out in official documents, memoirs and writings by the people involved.