Gaza Calling
 

 

Gaza Calling

Awwad, Nahed (Director)
Year Published:  2013  
Resource Type:  Film/Video
Cx Number:  CX16076

For over six years, two Palestinian families are split between the West Bank and Gaza; mothers and sons are forbidden from travelling the one-hour road that separates them. Witness the personal cost of Israel's illegal occupation.

Abstract:  Samer lives in Ramallah in the West Bank. His family lives in Gaza, one hour away. They have not seen each other for six years.

When Mustafa went for a visit to Gaza in 2006, he was 18 years old. He was never allowed to return – his mother Hekmat has been fighting to see him again for seven years.

Two families torn apart. They share the same "crime": being registered with a Gaza address in their Identity Cards. Under Israeli rule, they are considered "infiltrators" in their own country. Their lives have turned into a permanent struggle. Parents can only talk to their sons on the phone; sisters can only see their brothers on the internet -- mothers and their children fighting to be together at last…

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