The Palestinian

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The Palestinian is a 66 minute TV documentary from 1977. It was produced by and starred Vanessa Redgrave.[1]

Bombing and Oscar row[edit]

The film was to be shown at The Doheny Plaza theatre, Los Angeles. The morning before a showing, on June 15, 1978 at 4.26 a.m., a bomb exploded in front of the theatre.[1]

That same year, Vanessa Redgrave was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscar ceremony for her role in Julia. She won the Oscar, and in her acceptance speech she made sharp comments on "Zionist hoodlums".[2]


  1. ^ a b The Palestinian at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ "The 50th Academy Awards (1978)". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.