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Mideast Developments / South Lebanon / Palestinians / Redgrave Film #54305

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 16, 1978
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(Studio) Reports from south Lebanon concerning dispute between factions of Christian Lebanese in south Lebanon outlined. Alleged arrest of Christian leader, Major Saad Hadad, by rightist Christian troops after his agreement to cooperate with United Nations force, and denial of this report according to Beirut, stated. Report on controversy stirred by film made by actress Vanessa Redgrave, with regard to Palestinian question. Film's premier tonight in California mentioned.

(London, England) Scenes from "The Palestinian", from Vanessa Redgrave Prod., shown and details with regard to filming in Lebanon given. Is documentary about Palestinians and PLO. Conflict between Redgrave and Jewish Defense League at Academy Awards presentation, where she won award for film "Julia", noted. Bombing of Los Angeles theater scheduled to premier film and bomb threats against New York City theater scheduled to give it New York City premier on Saturday mentioned. Redgrave reported to be home in London, interview shown. [REDGRAVE - discusses view of Palestinians' situation.] [Jewish Defense League spokesperson Barry KRUGEL - cites League's position on film's showing in Los Angeles.] [REDGRAVE - talks of truth in film.]
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

Dobbs, Greg

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