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Competition - Creative documentary

Gaza

By Garry Keane & Andrew Mcconnell

With infinite sensitivity, the filmmakers portray Gaza beyond the ruins and the endless conflict, focusing on Karma and Ahmed, two teenagers whose lives differ in every way: Ahmed lives in a refugee camp with his father and his three wives, and his 35 brothers and sisters, and dreams of becoming a fisherman. As for Karma, she lives in a liberal middle-class apartment and aspires to an impossible life elsewhere. Between laughter and tears, we also cross paths with an enthusiastic theatre director, a spirited taxi driver, and wedding-planner twins. In this film, Gaza displays its colours and know-how, its music, its complexity and its pride.

An Arte film

  • Section Competition - Creative documentary

Middle East


Director(s)
Garry Keane & Andrew Mcconnell

Producers

  • Andrew Mcconnell
  • Garry Keane
  • Brendan J. Byrne
  • Paul Cadieux

World sales

  • Filmoption International

Distributor

  • Andrew Noble
Duration
91'
Year
2019
Saturday 7 March

16:15

Grütli - Salle Simon

Saturday 14 March

14:30

Espace Pitoëff - Grande salle

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