Six Days in June: The War That Redefined the Middle East
Produced by WGBH Boston Video in 2007
This secular film is a fascinating, historical account of the Six-Day War with fantastic footage and historical facts, but no mention of the prophetic significance of this battle. There are also a few instances of limited profanity. This is for the mature Christian who understands the hand of God in this amazing victory and wants to see prophecy fulfilled on the world stage.
Forty years ago in June, a war pitted the Israelis against the Arabs and the US against the Soviet Union. It lasted only six days but it changed the Middle East, and America’s policy towards the region. The war’s results are embodied in every aspect of the current bloody Middle East conflict.
On it’s 40th anniversary, this ground-breaking documentary provides a fresh perspective on the war, bringing to life its battlefields, politics, and the personal stories of the many lives it affected. Today, the region remains trapped in a never-ending cycle of occupation, terrorism, and reprisal, much of which is caused by the same animosity that triggered the war in the first place.
Shot on location in Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Moscow and Washington, and new using newly declassified archives, home movie footage and personal photographs, evocative recreations, and dozens of interviews with participants, this film offers unprecedented insight into the story of the Six-Day War. With an extraordinary cast of characters—Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, Field Marshal Amer, and Lyndon Johnson, to name a few—Six Days in June examines how the war came about, how it was fought, and how it reshaped the regional political landscape . . . all in six days.