GAZA is a documentary feature set to debut this 2019 at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.
The documentary is brought to you by directing duo Garry Keane (The Deafening, The Writing in the Sky) and Award-winning conflict photographer Andrew McConnell, GAZA is a beautiful portrait of everyday Gazan citizens. It brings us into a unique place beyond the reach of television news reports to reveal a world rich with eloquent and resilient characters, offering us a cinematic and enriching portrait of a people attempting to lead meaningful lives against the rubble of perennial conflict.
It’s hard to imagine anybody living a normal life in the Gaza Strip. Frequently labeled as the 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?
We can’t wait to catch a sneak peek at GAZA when it premieres later this month at the Sundance Film Festival. Don’t forget to add this to your watch list as it’s sure to be one of the most riveting documentaries of the year. Gaza has long been villainized and victimized by the media, this documentary just might shine a light on what is actually taking place, on the most contested strip of land on the planet. Here’s to hoping one of the streaming giants like Netflix or Hulu snatch it up for widespread distribution.