Fundraiser Screening of Gaza | Belonging Film Programme

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  • 24 Feb
  • 3:30pm - 5pm
  • All Ages Welcome (Serious Themes Discussed)
  • By Donation (€5 suggested)

Join us at Rua Red for a screening of Gaza, film by Andrew McConnell & Garry Keane. All ticket proceeds from this screening will be donated to the Irish Red Cross, in support of their emergency appeal for the Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza.

FILM SYNOPSIS: It’s hard to imagine anybody living a normal life in the Gaza Strip. Frequently labeled asthe world’s largest open-air prison, it makes an appearance on news reports every time a confrontation erupts between Israel and Hamas. From TV sets thousands of miles away, this tiny piece of land has been reduced to an image of violence, chaos and destruction.

So what do the people do when they’re not under siege?

The Gaza which is seldom seen is ordinary, everyday Gaza, a coastal strip which measures just twenty-five miles by six and which is home to an eclectic mix of almost two million people.

Gaza cannot be understood in a purely political context or by analyzing tragic sound bites during conflict. It can only be understood by immersion, by living amongst its people and by recognizing and exploring its rich social diversity and cultural subtleties. GAZA will introduce the audience to the surprising and the unexpected, the unfamiliar stories that portray its true face. It takes an atypical approach to finding out what makes this remarkable place tick as it introduces to the world extraordinary stories of everyday characters leading ordinary lives.

GAZA depicts a people plagued by conflict but not defined by it and as we journey through the physically broken and battered landscape, we let our cast of characters speak for themselves. Through them we gain a nuanced understanding of what life is really like for its citizens and by extension, grow and foster a rare familiarity and affinity with this truly unique place, as we build towards a tender portrait of a beleaguered humanity.