Film Show: Tears of Gaza

Tears of Gaza is a Norwegian anti-war documentary from 2010. It looks at Operation Cast Lead, (Israel’s massive, 22-day military assault on the Gaza Strip killing some 1,400 Palestinians), through the eyes of a group of Palestinian children.  “Disturbing, powerful and emotionally devastating, Tears of Gaza is less a conventional documentary than a record–presented with minimal gloss – of the 2008 to 2009 bombing of Gaza by the Israeli military. Photographed by several Palestinian cameramen both during and after the offensive, this powerful film by director Vibeke Løkkeberg focuses on the impact of the attacks on the civilian population.

Tears of Gaza
 makes no overriding speeches or analyses. The situation leading up to the incursion is never mentioned. Similar events certainly occurred in Dresden, Tokyo, Baghdad and Sarajevo, but of course Gaza isn’t those places.Tears of Gaza demands that we examine the costs of war on a civilian populace.” (from“Perhaps the ultimate anti-war film. A compelling film about war.” – Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter

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20th Mar 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, behind Central Library, Manchester, M2 5NS