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Exile, A Myth Unearthed (Icarus Films, 2014)

A new look at history that re-shapes the Middle East conflict.

The exile of the Jewish people from their homeland in the first century AD, following the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, has been depicted in artwork and lamented in poetry and prayer for nearly 2,000 years. But what if it never happened? This provocative film looks at the exile through the lenses of archaeology, history, myth and religion, asking what it means for our understanding of history and the contemporary struggle over land in the Middle East.

Film and Media Library 025 Memorial Hall

The Film and Media Library is located in the lower level of Memorial Hall and houses a collection of approximately 10,000 non-print items, primarily VHS and DVD videos. We also provide access to over 60,000 streaming video titles. Holdings can be searched through the online catalog.


Screening Room 036B MemorialIndividual Carrels 025 Memorial


In-house facilities for the utilization of materials include a screening room, two small-group viewing rooms, and carrels for individual use of all formats represented in the collection.


Contact and Circulation Information

Reserve videos, Schedule screening room, Request delivery, Request purchase of DVDs: 

Mark Thompsen, Senior Library Assistant  (516) 463-5986


Licensing, Streaming content, Public Performance Rights, Copyright advice, Other concerns:

Sarah McCleskey, Head of Access Services (516) 463-5076 or


Circulation:  Hofstra faculty may check out materials for one week. Hofstra students and other affiliated users may use materials in the Film and Media Library.


Request equipment distribution to classrooms:

Academic Media  (516) 463-5989

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