VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

AISHEEN - STILL ALIVE IN GAZA

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AISHEEN - STILL ALIVE IN GAZA

Nicolas Wadimoff
CH/Katar, 2010
Documentaries, 86min, arabOmeU

AISHEEN - STILL ALIVE IN GAZA

Nicolas Wadimoff
CH/Katar, 2010
Documentaries, 86min, arabOmeU

Screenplay: 
Nicolas Wadimoff
Béatrice Guelpa
Sound: 
Monther Abou Eyada
Darg Team
Camera: 
Frank Rabel
Editor: 
Karin Sudan

Production: 
Akka Films JCC Al Jazeera Children’s Channel
World Sales: 
Autlook Filmsales
Format: 
35 mm
Color

A report from the Gaza Strip in February 2009, just one month after the end of Israel’s military offensive: Aisheen (Still Alive in Gaza) tells the story about the wait after the disaster; the wait for a better future inside the biggest prison in the world. Planes still prowl above their heads, the bombings don’t stop. Men and women ro am around in the ruins. A family of farmers dazedly gathers up wood from the 56 olive trees from which they have been living for generations. A mother dresses the wounds of her son who dreams of becoming a martyr. Through encounters in places that would be ordinary elsewhere – but which here take on another meaning – the film portrays a different Gaza: poetic, at times surreal. And it questions the meaning of life: How can people survive here? (Nicolas Wadimoff)