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GAZA- SDEROT, PRE-WAR CHRONICLES

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2', 52'
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For two months, in November and December 2008, an Israeli team, in Sdertor, and a Palestianian team in Gaza documented the daily life of the women, children and men of the two cities.

The two cities are just two kilometres apart, which is very close, but they are separated by a frontier that is difficult to cross, both physically and mentally.

Initially broadcast on the gaza-sderot.arte.tv web site as daily 2-minute chronicles, the project has now become the subject of a documentary that portrays lives devastated by the conflict.
The inhabitants of Gaza suffered from the effects of the siege, from fuel and drug shortages, while the inhabitants of Sderot were traumatised by the threats of random strikes from Qassam rockets.

The chronicles showed the bitterness of daily life, but they were also chronicles of hope, of humour, of resistance to the unbearable. At the end of December 2008, once again war tore the region apart. Images of war seemed to dominate. But for those who saw them, no one can forget the pre-war chronicles of Gaza-Sderot.

Awards : 2009 : Selected for INPUT 2009 in the " TV Media/ Tomorrow, Today " session; Special Mention by the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT); Special Mention by the International Commitee of the Red Cross at Monte-Carlo TV Festival (Monaco), Best Original Online Program at NextMedia/Banff Festival (Canada); Special Jury Award at EBS International Documentary Festival (Corée).

Director(s) : GORDEY (SERGE)

Producer(s) : ARTE FRANCE, TRABELSI PRODUCTIONS, ALMA FILMS, Bo Travail !, RAMATTAN STUDIO

Production Year : 2009
Language(s) : German, English, Arabic, French, Hebrew

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide except Sweden, The Netherlands, Israel, French-speaking Canada, Denmark for TV rights.