Gaza Strip (2002)

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A brief, two-week excursion to the Gaza Strip turns into an extended study of the Palestinian Intifada and the damaging effects of the Israeli occupation in this feature-length documentary from American filmmaker James Longley. Filmed over the course of three months and culled from over seventy-five hours of footage, Longley attempts to give a human face to the longstanding conflict by offering an intimate look into the daily lives of average Palestinians.

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Critic Reviews for Gaza Strip

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Presents a most persuasive vision of hell on Earth.

Jan 31, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/4

Its one-sidedness ... flirts with propaganda.

Nov 11, 2002 | Full Review…

A documentary to make the stones weep -- as shameful as it is scary.

Nov 11, 2002

While it is interesting to witness the conflict from the Palestinian side, Longley's film lacks balance ... and fails to put the struggle into meaningful historical context.

Nov 11, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/4

It provides a grim, upsetting glimpse at the lives of some of the 1.2 million Palestinians who live in the crowded cities and refugee camps of Gaza.

Nov 11, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/5

Therein lies the persisting sentiment of guilt and fiendishness in trying to adequately talk about a film that portrays rather poignantly and starkly the suffering of Palestinians

Oct 2, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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