Gaza/Sderot: Life in Spite of Everything

    • France
    • 2009
    • 45 min
    • Interactive
    • IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling
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    This impressive online documentary project reports on the day-to-day experiences of men, women and children on both sides of the Palestinian-Israeli border, in Gaza (Palestine) and Sderot (Israel): their lives and their survival on a daily basis. Over the course of two months, two two-minute films are being placed on the site each day. Under difficult living conditions and the threat of air attacks and bombings, people do keep on working, loving and dreaming. Life in spite of everything.

    In order to document this will to live, short chronicles (2 minutes each) will be shot by both Israeli and Palestinian teams, day after day for two months. These short stories will follow six characters from Gaza and six from Sderot. In this way, we will have a new story of each character every week, and the viewer will be able to follow them intimately for 10 weeks. The stories will be aired via the Internet and users will have a personal, interactive and non-linear access to these contents on the site ARTE France which will include the videos, blogs, forums, links etc.

    Credits

    • 45 min
    • color
    Executive producer
    Serge Gordey for Bo Travail!

    IDFA history

    2008
    Screened
    IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling

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