By: Samir abdallah & Khéridine Mabrouk
(Palestine, 2011, 95 min)
Screens: Friday, November 11th, 4:00pm
In the aftermath of the Israeli war against Gaza in January 2009, documentarians Samir Abdallah and Khéridine Mabrouk discover, along with Palestinian human rights delegates, the extent of the Gaza-strophe.
Dozens of eye-witness accounts illuminate the extent of the Palestinian nightmare, and the way in which Gazans keep hope alive through poetry, songs, and nokta (jokes and storytelling).
Samir Abdallah has produced documentary films and reportages since 1983. Abdallah founded L’Yeux Ouverts, which organizes workshops on film production and programming. Since 1994, and with more than 3,000 partnerships with associations from all over the world, through a network that he has recently named CiNemeteQUe, he makes known the cinema of “unwanted people” who have entered into resistance.
Khéridine Mabrouk has been the author of comic strips and an illustrator for several magazines for more than seven years. He has also been the artistic director for several publishing houses. Mabrouk graduated from the Gobelins School of the Image in France , has worked in 3D animation, and has made several promotional films.