War Child

War Child

Downloadable Video - 2015
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War Child is the full length feature documentary based on footage filmed for a Dispatches film, Children of Gaza. Children of Gaza was commissioned by C4 and funded by the C4, DRG and True Vision Productions. War Child was commissioned by More 4 for the True Stories strand, and was funded by More 4 and the WorldView Broadcast Media Scheme. 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. AwardsNominee - Iranian International TV Festival - Best Documentary - in 2014Winner -One World Children's Rights Award - in 2011Winner-Silver Hugo at the Chicago Film Festival - in 2011Nominee - Prix Europa 2011 - TV IRIS category - in 2011Nominee - Jam e Jam TV Festival - Best International Documentary Award - in 2010Official Selection - United Nations Association Film Festival - in 2010 "It's brilliantly done, stark and beautifully shot." - Sam Wollaston, The Guardian. "Intensely shocking sequel to last year's Children of Gaza... Filmed with admirable understatement by Jezza Neumann." - Jane Shilling, Evening Standard. "Children Of Gaza: An unflinching portrait of conflict's aftermath" - Metro. "**** Excellent" - Gabriel Tate, Time Out.
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file)
Additional Contributors: Neumann, Jezza
Kanopy (Firm)


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