Close, Closed, Closure

2002 | France, USA | color | 53 min

Language:
Arabic, Hebrew, w/Eng. Subtitles
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Tags:
Documentary Short,
Israel,
Israeli,
Israelis & Arabs,
Labor,
Palestinian,
Politics

Archive Details

Screened at SFJFF 2003

Shot in and around the Gaza Strip before and after the outbreak of the Al Aqsa intifada in the fall of 2000, this film portrays the daily life of Gaza residents, including border crossings, border closings and the violence and tension that infuse daily life there. Outside the electric fence that borders Gaza, Israeli peace demonstrators are confronted by settlers who oppose their presence. The filmmaker identifies the Gaza Strip as "a prison with one million inmates" and uses his craft to pose an essential question: Can anyone truly see the other person's side? This film challenges us to try.

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Director
Ram Loevy
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