• Director(s):

    DANDOIS (THOMAS)

  • Producer(s):

    ARTE GEIE, MEMENTO

  • Territories:

    Worldwide.

  • Production year:

    2016

  • Language(s):

    German, English, French

  • Rights:

    TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

Suleiman Baraka, who is passionate about astrophysics, is raising young Gazans’ awareness of the mysteries of the Milky Way. 

On a summer’s night in Gaza, about a hundred silhouettes, of varying sizes, gather around a telescope. The group of young Gazan astronomers-in-the-making are observing the moon. A scene such as this would have been unimaginable just a few years ago, because the Israeli army were holding all astrophysics equipment.
Chairholder of the Astronomy Chair at Unesco, Suleiman Baraka has facilitated change. The 52-year-old Gazan wants to show children of Gaza that the sky is not only a source of destruction and death. By making them aware of the mysteries of the Milky Way, he is restoring a sense of wonder and awe regarding its infinite nature.