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In a rough style, by way of unique footage, the brutal consequences of modern wars are exposed. The film also depicts the ability of women and children to handle their everyday life after a... See full summary »


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In a rough style, by way of unique footage, the brutal consequences of modern wars are exposed. The film also depicts the ability of women and children to handle their everyday life after a dramatic war experience. Many of them live in tents or in ruins without walls or roofs. They are all in need of money, food, water and electricity. Others have lost family members, or are left with seriously injured children. Can war solve conflicts or create peace? The film follows three children through the war and the period after the ceasefire. Written by Anonymous

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title card: December 27, 2008: The Jewish state begins extensive military actions in Gaza, one of the worlds most densly populated areas... 'Operation Cast Lead' lasts for 22 days.
title card: During this time, more than twenty thousand buildings, homes, factories and farms were completely or partially destroyed.
title card: This is the story of three children: Yahya, Rashmia and Amira... In June of 2009 they made the following statements:
Amira: If I study well, I want to become a lawyer... So that one day I can take the ...
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"Bravely veracious authentication..."
7 August 2014 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Norwegian author, actress, screenwriter, producer and director Vibeke Løkkeberg's documentary feature which she wrote and which was made in collaboration with the people of Gaza, is inspired by her observations of children's faces on television and her perception about the population being unfairly stigmatized as terrorists. It premiered in the Reel to Reel section at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival in 2010, was shot by citizens of Gaza and is a Norwegian production which was produced by producer Terje Kristiansen. It tells the story about a fourteen-year-old girl named Amira Fat-hi Dawood El Eren, a twelve-year-old boy named Yahya Subh and an eleven-year-old girl named Rasmia Al- Sultan.

Distinctly and subtly directed by Norwegian filmmaker Vibeke Løkkeberg, this quietly paced reportage which is narrated from multiple viewpoints though mostly from the point of view of three Palestinian children, draws a direct and abrupt portrayal of what the situation and conditions were like for the civilians during a war where they became the victims of the battles between terrorist groups and military forces from the state of Israel who declared their independence in 1948, the state of Palestine who declared their independence in 1988 and who both have claimed the Gaza Strip as their territory and Jerusalem as their capital city. While notable for its real milieu depictions and reverent cinematography by cinematographers Yosuf Abu Shreah, Saed Al Sabaa, Mwafag Al Khateeb and Julie Kristensen, this observational story about the people of a former British colony formerly governed by Egypt (1948-1967), Israel (1967-1994) and then under Palestine authority from 1994, an ongoing historical conflict with political and sectarian undertones and a territorial war between the two middle eastern republics and countries of Israel where most of the population are Israeli Jews and Palestine where most of the population are Sunni Muslims and Arab Christians, emphasizes its attention on the children and families, is so subjective that it risks being regarded as populism and contains a timely score by composers Lisa Gerrard and Marcello De Francici.

This recurrently relevant, bilaterally atmospheric and crucially humane documentary feature from the early 2010s which is set in the early 21st century in a city called Gaza in the Levant region during the presidency of Shimon Peres in Israel, Mahmoud Abbas in Palestine and the Gaza War (2008-2009) which resulted in both Palestine and Israel casualties, which lasted for twenty-two days, and where the executioners were praying on the lives of the civilians who were sacrificed for the jurisdiction of an area, is impelled and reinforced by its cogent narrative structure, subtle continuity, multiple perspectives, commendable footage, non-political approach and scenes of the children. A bravely veracious authentication.

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