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Directed by | Abed el Salam Shehada

Genre fiction  |  Length: 120mins  |  Year of production: 1999

Gaza documentary filmmaker Shehadeh's latest work takes as its starting point his own difficulty in coming to terms with his role as a news cameraman during the Intifada. Constantly facing experiences of horrific suffering and loss and yet struggling to find a sense of meaning or purpose on his side of the lens, he sets out to revisit friends, relatives, and, most painfully, those whose unfathomable personal losses he has documented from behind the camera. The film offers a rare glimpse of life after the cameras stop rolling, of the processes of healing and hurting that continue on both sides of the lens and as such it is a profound and moving study of the role of the news reporter.