John Sheppard Tribute Screening – The Six-Day War – Day 666

Screening Friday 13th November, 2009

Including interviews with Palestinian Liberation Organisation leader Yasser Arafat, George Habash, founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and other leading politicians of the day, conducted by the distinguished arabist Michael Wall.

This celebrated episode of World in Action demonstrates how John Sheppard’s work redefined investigative journalism and current affairs.

Shot 18 months after the Israeli’s victory in the Six-Day War and subsequent occupation of the West Bank, the film includes unique footage of an attack on an Israeli observation post, taken when John Sheppard crossed the Jordan with an al-Fatah unit.