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Wednesday 21 August 2019

Gaza review: 'Beautifully filmed, shot through with quiet anger'

4 stars

Paul Whitington

Paul Whitington

A seven-mile-wide, 25-mile-long strip of land squashed between the borders of Israel and Egypt, Gaza is home to almost two million Palestinians, victims of an economic blockage who find themselves caught in the crossfire of a simmering war between Hamas and the Israeli military.

Somehow these people survive, laugh and play and live in the shadow of constant uncertainty, and their plight is movingly illustrated in Andrew McConnell and Gary Keane’s spare and lyrical documentary.

Children from refugee camps take to the Mediterannean to swim, and search for scraps, while a loquacious Gaza City taxi driver entertains his weary passengers. It’s beautifully filmed, shot through with quiet anger. 

(12A, 92mins)

Irish Independent

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