War Child: Children Of Gaza

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Published on November 18, 2020 by

In January 2009 over 1300 Palestinians were killed in Gaza. Around 300 of them children. When the ceasefire was declared, BAFTA winning film-maker Jezza Neumann arrived to follow the lives of 4 children over the course of a year. Through their eyes, and in their words, Children of Gaza gives us a unique insight into the impact of war on vulnerable young minds. Despite the horrors they witnessed, Amal, Mahmoud, Louay, and Ibraheem 11 still have hope and humour whilst living in the ruins of the Gaza Strip. Increasingly isolated by a blockade that prevents anyone from rebuilding their homes and their lives, Children of Gaza is a shocking, touching and uniquely intimate reflection on extraordinary courage in the face of great adversity.

Awards
Nominee – Iranian International TV Festival – Best Documentary – in 2014
Winner -One World Children’s Rights Award – in 2011
Winner-Silver Hugo at the Chicago Film Festival – in 2011
Nominee – Prix Europa 2011 – TV IRIS category – in 2011
Nominee – Jam e Jam TV Festival – Best International Documentary Award – in 2010
Official Selection – United Nations Association Film Festival – in 2010

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