Sun, Mar 01, 2020 03:00PM
Society for Arts: Gallery Theatre
Set among the communities who live in the Gaza strip, a unique and vibrant land, rich in culture and history, this cinematic journey, which was shot over 4 years, aims
Set among the communities who live in the Gaza strip, a unique and vibrant land, rich in culture and history, this cinematic journey, which was shot over 4 years, aims to go beyond the reach of television news and politics in its account of the people and their daily lives. It’s a story of eloquent, resilient and above all ordinary people as they endeavor to live meaningful lives in the shadows of perpetual conflict. In a rare chance to go inside the walls of Gaza City we meet a young boy who wants to be a fisherman, a taxi driver, a woman who produces fashion shows, an emerging rapper and a young girl training as a cellist…people whose lives are shaped by conflict but not defined by it and whose joy and humanity can be found in every corner of this mosaic landscape. This film is in Arabic with subtitles.
2019 | 92 mins
Directors/Producers: Gary Keane, Andrew McConnell
Cast: Karma Khaial, Manal Khalafawi, Ahmed Abu Alqoran
Thank you to Filmoption International – Quebec for this festival screening.
Gaza is a richly-realised documentary about a poor, poor place —RTE
Masterfully constructed and well-shot film captures daily life in the increasingly alienated Gaza Strip —Toronto Now