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Directed by | Kashfi Halford

Genre documentary  |  Length: 10mins  |  Year of production: 2010

Israel's blockade of Gaza has been in place for almost three years. This film, commissioned by UKbased charity, Medical Aid for Palestinians, explores the consequences of this crippling siege. Building on existing closures and restrictions, the blockade has meant the delay or denial of a wide range of items (food, industrial, educational, medical) deemed �nonessential� for a population unable to be selfsufficient after decades of dedevelopment and occupation. The blockade prevents access by sea, land and air, effectively sealing off a population of 1.5 million Palestinians from the outside world. This short film examines what the blockade means for the people of Gaza, as they struggle to rebuild their lives over a year after Operation Cast Lead (Israel�s assault on the Gaza Strip of Winter 20089).