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Gaza

Produced by Brendan J. Byrne
GAZA depicts a people plagued by conflict but not defined by it.
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Overview

Genre
Human Rights, Foreign Worlds, Politics, Contemporary Issues, and Human Interest
Synopsis

The Gaza which is seldom seen is ordinary, everyday Gaza, a coastal strip which
measures just 25 miles by 6 and which is home to an eclectic mix of almost two
million people.

Gaza cannot be understood in a purely political context or by analyzing tragic sound
bites during conflict. It can only be understood by immersion, by living amongst its
people and by recognizing and exploring its rich social diversity and cultural subtleties.

GAZA will introduce the audience to the surprising and the unexpected, the unfamiliar
stories that portray its true face. It takes an atypical approach to finding out what makes
this remarkable place tick as it introduces to the world extraordinary stories of everyday
characters leading ordinary lives. And as we journey through the physically broken landscape, our cast of characters speak for themselves. Through them we gain a nuanced understanding of what life is really like and grow a rare familiarity and affinity with this truly unique place.

Stage
finished
Running time
92 minutes

Credits

  • Garry Keane ... Co-Director/Producer
  • Andrew McConnell ... Co-Director, Cinematographer
  • Brendan J. Byrne ... Producer
  • Mick Mahon ... Film Editor
  • Ray Fabi ... Composer
  • Alison Toomey ... Production Manager
  • Fady Hanona ... Gaza Production Manager/Fixer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
REAL FILMS
Country
Ireland
Years of Production
2014 - 2018
Locations
The Gaza Strip
Prod. Partners
SCREEN IRELAND, FINEPOINT FILMS, FILM OPTION INT, GEBRUEDER BEETZ FILMPRODUKTION

Distribution Details

Release year
2019
Festivals
World Premier Sundance Film Festival 2019, Hot Docs, DIFF, Arab Days Oslo, ACT Colorado, Uruguay Int FF, Munich International FF, Doc Edge New Zealand, Cinetopia
Awards
DIFF: Best Documentary Critics Award
Distribution
Distributors: Film Option International, Cinetic, Wild Card
Broadcast (Prod.)
SVERIGES TELEVISION (SVT), DANISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION (DR)
Language
Arabic
Subtitles
English

Photos

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