17-year-old Karma Khaial stands by the Mediterranean Sea that represents freedom to her. But in Gaza, the sea is yet another wall restricting the lives and dreams of its inhabitants.
This elegantly shot and masterfully crafted portrait of Palestinian life offers a rare chance to be immersed in the heart of Gaza. Inside a Gaza City taxi, we meet a teacher, a student, and a barber, who all share their dreams and daily predicaments with the driver, Ahmed, with surprising humour and candour.
Like its people, Gaza’s landscape feels kaleidoscopic: colourful yet pained, fragile yet resilient, ancient while looking to the future. But life moves in cycles in Gaza, and, in spite of everything, joy and humanity can be found in every corner of this mosaic of life.
The screening on Wed 7th Aug was followed by a director Q&A.
Part of our Best Of 2019 Series...
...' this documentary felt so important to give a platform to Palestinian civilians and was done with such an impressive lack of rancour that you could almost imagine seeing the roots of change whilst watching it'. Tom (DocHouse Team, Marketing)
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