Monday, January 10, 2011

One family in Gaza

A documentary in 23 minutes by Jen Marlowe

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Just months after the Israeli assault that killed 1,390 Palestinians, I visited Gaza. Among dozens of painful stories I heard, one family stood out. I spent several days with Kamal and Wafaa Awajah, playing with their children, sleeping in the tent they were living in, and filming their story.

Wafaa described the execution of their son, Ibrahim. As she spoke, her children played on the rubble of their destroyed home. Kamal talked about struggling to help his kids heal from trauma.

What compelled me to tell the Awajah family's story? I was moved not only by their tragedy but by the love for their children in Wafaa and Kamal's every word.

Palestinians in Gaza are depicted either as violent terrorists or as helpless victims. The Awajah family challenges both portrayals. Through one family’s story, the larger tragedy of Gaza is exposed, and the courage and resilience of its people shines through.

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Source: http://www.donkeysaddle.org/index.php/one-family-in-gaza
   
Video link:  http://vimeo.com/18384109 

P.S. Please watch this documentary of this courageous family. What a proud amazing
        humble human beings  despite what they have gone through.
P.P.S. A well deserved thank you to Ms. Jen Marlowe for this superb documentary.

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