Killing Gaza

Killing Gaza + Q&A 18 S

Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2018


Please note: This was screened in Dec 2018

Max Blumenthal & Dan Cohen
97 mins, Subtitled, 2018, US, Palestine

Independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen documented Israel’s 2014 assault on Gaza during the war, and chronicled its horrific aftermath. As they waded through the rubble of Gaza’s destroyed border regions, they turned a camera onto the survivors of the slaughter and let them speak for themselves.

Dan then returned, week after week, to capture on film the daily struggles of the people of Gaza as they suffered through one of the worst winters in recorded history, and then weathered the sweltering summer heat without electricity and — in many cases — without homes. While giving voice to the pain of a people under siege, Cohen and Blumenthal also highlighted Gazans’ inspiring acts of creative resistance, from painting to break-dancing to literature, that allow them to maintain their humanity in the face of deprivation and war.

Followed by a Q&A with Dr Swee Ang, founder of Medical Aid for Palestinians.