Showing: Sunday 10th November at 12pm
Director: Garry Keane & Andrew McConnell
Cast: People of the Gaza Strip
Runtime: 1h 32m
There is an all-pervading sense of ever-present danger that bubbles just under the surface, throughout Garry Keane & Andrew McConnell’s incredibly effective documentary, about everyday life against a commonplace backdrop of fierce, violent conflict – living in the Gaza Strip.
As a portrait of its beleaguered population, Gaza brings home a strongly humanist perspective about these people – friends, families, businesses; same as anywhere else in the world, but always surviving under the shadow of explosions, and the possibilities that the next attacks could spell disaster for each & any one of them.
Incredibly cinematic, to the point where you can almost taste the dust & feel the heat of the flames, this is an accomplished travelogue in one of the most besieged places on earth, often referred to as “the world’s largest open-air prison”. What we find here though through the lens of Keane & McConnell is an unbelievably good- humoured population; loving, family-focussed, & incredibly resilient in their troubled quest to enjoy as normal a life as possible, in such unthinkable circumstances.