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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.
Art House & International , Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Gaza Strip

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

Presents a most persuasive vision of hell on Earth.

January 31, 2003
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Its one-sidedness ... flirts with propaganda.

Full Review… | November 11, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

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

November 11, 2002
Village Voice
Top Critic

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.

November 11, 2002
New York Post
Top Critic

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.

November 11, 2002
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | October 2, 2007

Audience Reviews for Gaza Strip


I thought this documentary to be extremely boring. Most scenes they just show kids talking about all the times they almost got shot. No facts are presented here, just people's emotions. The capture of most scenes were very poor.

Bruno Lot
Bruno Lot

I love Palestine and am very interested in it. I see documentaries about it and read about it whenever I get the chance. This movie shows daily life around the time of the intifada in 2001. It is good. The only downside is that it leaves you wanting more.

Justin Davis
Justin Davis

This film really opened up my eyes to the crimes being committed by Israel to those people in the Gaza Strip. I can't express my sympathy for the children and the families. It's really horrific what's being done them on the daily basis. I can't understand why the US and other countries don't intercede for these people either.

Curtis Batts
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