Still from Gaza Strip
Still from Gaza Strip
 

Gaza Strip

by James Longley
A human face to the ongoing tragedy that is the Middle East
2002  ·  1h12m  ·  United States
English
English subs
About the Film
Gaza Strip follows a range of people and events following the election of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, including the first major armed incursion into “Area A” by IDF forces during this intifada. The film is filmed almost entirely in a verite style, presented without narration and with little explanation, focusing on ordinary Palestinians rather than politicians and pundits. More observation than political argument, Gaza Strip offers a rare look inside the stark realities of Palestinian life and death under Israeli military occupation. “Gaza Strip” pushes the viewer headlong into the tumult of the Israeli-occupied Gaza, examining the lives and views of ordinary Palestinians. The central character is Mohammed Hejazi, a 13-year-old paperboy in Gaza City, one of the young “stone-throwers” who risk their lives throwing rocks at Israeli tanks across the barbwire fences.
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Festivals and Awards
2002
Festival Dei Popoli, Florence, Italy, Special Mention
Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland
United Nations Association Film Festival, Stanford University, CA
Institut du Monde Arabe Film Festival, Paris, France
KYPRIA 2002, International Festival, Cyprus
Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival
Global Visions Film Festival, Edmonton, Canada
Cinema Texas International Short Film Festival Chicago
Palestinian Film Festival San Francisco Arab Film Festival Seattle
International Film Festival of India
Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada
Leeds Underground Film Festival, UK
Visualized Film Festival, Denver, CO
Beirut Arab Film Festival, Lebanon
Goteborg Film Festival, Sweden
International Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey
Moscow Palestine Film Festival, Russian Federation
Vermont International Film Festival
Singapore International Film Festival
In the Press
Review
Editor
James Longley
Producer
James Longley
Sound Editor
James Longley
Management
Mohamed Mohana
Soundtrack Composer
James Longley
Cinematographer
Abed Shana
Cinematographer
James Longley
Thanks
Thom Powers
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