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Q&A with Shady Srour, dir. Oslo - Clermont 2020

Ziad, a Palestinian day labourer, is denied entry into Israel for work that day. Not wanting to return home empty handed after promising his daughter meat for dinner, he needs to get creative. Trump’s latest meddling in the region has (...)

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Q&A with Farah Nabulsi, dir. The Present - Clermont 2020 Audience Award

On his wedding anniversary, Yusef and his young daughter set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift. Between soldiers, segregated roads and checkpoints, how easy would it be to go shopping? British-Palestinian Farah Nabulsi is relatively (...)

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Gaza, dir: Gary Keane & Andrew McConnell

Gaza never falters in its intimate portrayal of humans whose lives have been profoundly affected by political decisions made without their consent or interests at heart. The footage is unmanufactured; it is not a passive news report about the (...)

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Our pick of Arab docs 1

We’ve been watching recently - and not quite yet - released documentaries by Arab filmmakers. We’ll be posting our picks and where to find them in the next few days and weeks, starting with the below. Counting Tiles, dir. Cynthia Choucair (...)

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Short of the Week: 6 Miles Out - One Day in the Life of Gaza Fishermen

This week’s film was one of the highlights of the 2018 edition of the Bristol Palestine Film Festival. 6 Miles Out is a short doc offering an intimate and authentic encounter with a group of fishermen in Gaza as they set out at dawn and follows (...)

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Naila and the Uprising @DocHouse

Naila and the Uprising was a DocHouse screening. It’s rare that a film makes me so angry that I can’t seem to describe it without a rant summarising it as ‘o the injustice!’ but that really was the effect of Julia Bacha’s film. Opening scene: (...)

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[1all photos from gazadocumentary.com