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Gaza Strip (2002)

Focuses on 13-year-old Mohammed Hejazi, a second-grade dropout the filmmaker encountered at the Karni crossing in the Gaza Strip, where Palestinian children often gather to throw stones.

Director:

James Longley

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mohammed Hejazi Mohammed Hejazi ... Himself
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Focuses on 13-year-old Mohammed Hejazi, a second-grade dropout the filmmaker encountered at the Karni crossing in the Gaza Strip, where Palestinian children often gather to throw stones.

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Genres:

Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

1 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I lorida tis Gazas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Little Red Button See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The crew was fired on by the Israeli military in two separate incidents while filming. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 35mm theatrical release varies slightly from the VHS and DVD version: in the 35mm version an interview with the International Committee of the Red Cross has been removed from the ending. Also, a "melting" visual effect from the middle of the film is changed to a simple fade-to-white in the 35mm version. See more »

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More than an excellent documentary, a cry for freedom
16 October 2004 | by philo_lund42See all my reviews

Not only is this film a great example of verite documentary film-making, but it has the courage to take a moral stand and point of view in this extremely controversial conflict. At a time when almost all mainstream media has chosen to forget that the Israelis are militarily occupying the Palestinian Territories, "Gaza Strip" steps forward and pulls out all the stops to show the reality that gets left out of major news reporting.

Following a free-form thread of characters and events, the films starts out through the eyes of a 13-year-old paper boy in Gaza. He resurfaces throughout the film and provides a base of narration that carries us through the entire length of the Gaza Strip, from Gaza City to Raffa and Khan Yunis. The scenes in this film are each powerful on their own, but together they are a bleak testimony of the horror of occupation, and a cry for freedom.


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