Throughout its entire history the Gaza Strip has been witness to conflict and upheaval. Every time a confrontation erupts between Israel and Hamas, news reports depict a land reduced to images of violence, chaos and destruction. This film beautifully but graphically celebrates everyday human life in ‘open prison’ Gaza, allowing people to speak for themselves and to share their hopes and fears.
Ireland/Palestine 2019 – Arabic with subtitles – documentary directed by Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell – 90 mins
The story belongs to the people who live there. And that in itself is a step forward – SCREEN DAILY
Gaza is explored in Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell’s poetic and humane documentary less as a flashpoint of geopolitical strife than as the home of living, breathing people – THE TIMES
Eye-opening… The people have known more than their fair share of misery but there’s humanity, vibrancy and beauty too – DAILY EXPRESS
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