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The harrowing documentary that portrays the horror of the Israeli conflict and the resulting death of its director, James Miller. | Add synopsis »
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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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An eye-opening view into the most depressing real-life story I've ever seen. See more (22 total) »

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James Miller ... Himself
Saira Shah ... Narrator / Herself
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Directed by
James Miller 
 
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Saira Shah 

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Nancy Abraham .... supervising producer
Belinda Clasen .... co-producer
Daniel Edge .... co-producer
Daniel Edge .... field producer
James Miller .... producer
Belinda Morrison .... co-producer
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer
Saira Shah .... producer
 
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Nick Powell 
 
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James Miller 
 
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Misha Manson-Smith 
 
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Belinda Morrison .... production manager
 
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Rada Danilovic .... dubbing editor
Cliff Jones .... dubbing mixer
 
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Cas Casey .... on-line editor
Dan Coles .... digital colorist
Misha Manson-Smith .... editing director
 

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33 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
An eye-opening view into the most depressing real-life story I've ever seen., 14 September 2004
Author: MUTS82

I caught this about a third of the way through on HBO one night. I used to wonder just what caused some kids to grow up to strap a bomb to themselves and try and take as many innocent Israelis with them as possible. Now I know.

I spent a great deal of time absorbed in the films sheer, gritty horror of the bleak desperation that is the Palestinian world. Sometimes I couldn't believe what I saw and heard; my mouth was literally agape about half the time. It was the most shocking, horrifying, and saddening display of pure, brutal inhumanity ever recorded on camera, in my opinion. It lays plain the reality that evil begets evil and shows that evil is a cycle that will continue to consume innocent lives on both sides unless truth and compassion finally win out, if such a thing is even possible anymore.

Many of you think might think that nothing can justify the evils Palestinian suicide bombers visit on innocent Israelis. You're right. Nothing can justify it. But those young men and women with the bombs strapped on had lives too. And when they're raised in an environment of utter poverty, taught nothing but propaganda in their 'schools' and society, see their friends killed right in front of them by 'the Israeli pigs', forced to attend great, joyous ceremonies around the bodies of 'martyrs' (including young boys who did nothing wrong and got shot for it), and are befriended by young Arab martyrs who grew up exactly the same way, it's no wonder Hamas and Hezbollah has such a large supply of human bombs to throw at Israel.

The supreme irony here is that the two young Palestinian boys who were the focus of a lot of the film decided to become journalists instead of martyrs due to the friendship they felt for the films director, James Miller. He was shot in the neck by an arab-Israeli trooper in an APC at night near the end of the film crews time in Gaza; he died almost instantly. The crew had yelled that they were British journalists to the crew of the APC, but it didn't matter; the shots come anyways.

Had the films director not died, we would have seen the Israeli's side of the story. Unfortunately, the film claimed its title in innocent blood striving for answers to a cycle of never-ending violence in the Middle East.

'Death in Gaza' is about just that: death. The death of innocence, the death of truth, the death of hope for the residents of the Palestinian territories surrounding Israel.

If you wonder why the Middle East is such a mess, see this film. Then you'll know the answer.

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