Proudly presented with the Palestinian Solidarity Group at the University of Leeds.
This film chronicles the crushing toll of Israel’s 2014 war on Gaza giving an unflinching and moving portrait of a people largely abandoned by the outside world. Independent journalists, Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen, documented this assault on Gaza 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 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 breakdancing to literature, that allow them to maintain their humanity in the face of deprivation and war.
Max Blumenthal & Dan Cohen, 2018, 97 mins, US/Palestine
Plus panel discussion.