FROM THE FILM …
Sakakini (Arabic): I was delighted and optimistic about the new constitution accorded us by the Empire. Now, is the time for me to return. When dreams awake, everything seems possible.
Sakakini (Arabic): Now, I can serve my country. Now we can establish schools, newspapers and communal institutions. Now we can raise our voices without embarrassment.
Sakakini (Arabic): Every nation strives to improve itself. What will happen if our Arab nationalism is aroused? Will the Jews be able to stand up to us?
Sakakini (Arabic): If I hate the Zionist movement, it is because it is trying to build its independence on the rubble of other nations. Occupying Palestine is like occupying the heart of the Arab nation.
, Khalil Sakakini, Institute for Palestine Studies, 2003, Arabic.