Official Trailer for 'Gaza' Documentary Premiering at Sundance 2019
"We want to live." The first official festival trailer has debuted for a documentary titled Gaza, premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in a few weeks. This film is listed as an Ireland/Canada production, though it's actually about modern day Palestine and the Gaza strip in the Middle East. "This elegantly shot and masterfully crafted portrait of Palestinian life offers a rare chance to be immersed in the heart of Gaza, as we glimpse behind the walls of this misunderstood land to get to know real people who inhabit it." It's a film that takes us into the lives of regular people from there, showing us they're just like anyone else, and not the dangerous enemies the media makes them out to be (at least in western countries). The doc film reveals "a world rich with eloquent and resilient characters, offering us a cinematic and enriching portrait of a people attempting to lead meaningful lives." It's certainly worth a look, some very impressive footage in this trailer.
Here's the festival trailer for Garry Keane & Andrew McConnell's documentary Gaza, direct from YouTube:
Gaza brings us into a unique place beyond the reach of television news reports to reveal a world rich with eloquent and resilient characters, offering us a cinematic and enriching portrait of a people attempting to lead meaningful lives against the rubble of perennial conflict. Gaza is co-directed by filmmakers Garry Keane & Andrew McConnell, both making their feature debut after working on other various mediums previously (including TV documentaries). This will be premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival later this month in the World Documentary Competition section. For more updates, follow the YouTube channel. No official release date is set yet, as the film is still seeking US distribution. Stay tuned for more. Interested?
Reader Feedback - 4 Comments
Social history of any conflict is another face of the paradise and of the hell. Doesn't look perfect, but it doesn't look bad either ...
shiboleth on Jan 14, 2019
Thanks for posting this and your excellent accompanying article, Alex. Once again, I'm very impressed with you and this site. I've known and worked with more than a few guys from Palestine and was educated to the awful conditions they have suffered from the occupying army of Israel. Plus, read more than a few books of the truth unfolding there for these many, many years. Americans tend to believe what they read and the propaganda they are exposed to and easily demonize a whole group of people without knowing any and thus unable to humanize them. Let's hope some of those American will see this film and allow themselves to rethink what they have been programmed to think. Thanks again, Alex. Impressive and courageous as you are making yourself vulnerable to the nutters who refuse the truth. My hat's off to you.
thespiritbo on Jan 14, 2019
Can't define everyone by a simple few... Tough situation, the Gaza/Israel war.
THE_RAW_ on Jan 15, 2019
Unspeakable crimes no one cares (much) about.
DAVIDPD on Jan 15, 2019
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