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Ambulance

Mohamed Jabaly / Norway - Palestinian Territory / 2016 / 80 ' / Arabic / S.T. English

Credits

Nanna Fran Møller
Gaute Barlindhaug
John Arvid Berger
Idioms Films
Parad Media
Pre-Editing: Michael Aaglund, Marthe Aasen
Executive Producers: Christine Cynn, Kristan Mosvold, Herman Greuel, Gitte Hansen, Esther Van Messel

Awards & Festivals

Winner, Sun Bird Best Documentary Feature, Days of Cinema Palestine, 2016
Official Selection, Sheffield Doc/Fest - Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2016
Official Selection, BIFF - Bergen International Film Festival 2016
Official Selection, IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2016

Upcoming Screenings

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In Production

A perilous journey through Gaza with an ambulance crew attending to injured Palestinians while barely escaping death themselves.

Synopsis

While many young people dream of leaving Gaza, Mohamed wants to help. When he hears the news of a new Israeli offensive on Gaza in July 2014 he decides he cannot merely ‘wait for death’ but must do something and joins an ambulance crew to document the war.

AMBULANCE is a raw, first-person account of the war in July 2014. Mohamed Jabaly, a young man from Gaza City joins an ambulance crew as the war approaches. What is it like to live under constant threat? How can Mohamed find his place in a country under siege, where there seems to be no foreseeable future? We experience the war through Mohamed’s eyes, watching directly from the passenger's seat, as he comes of age among dead bodies, terrified families, and the constant risk of sudden death.

In response to the dark chaos of war, Mohamed learns to rely on his captain and crew-mates from the ambulance, who in turn support Mohamed to make a film that expresses both the trauma and hope of the too-often invisible citizens of Gaza.

 

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