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TO SHOOT AN ELEPHANT


Directed by | Alberto Arce and Mohammad Rujailah

Genre documentary  |  Length: 112mins  |  Year of production: 2009


Israel declared the besieged Gaza Strip an “enemy entity” in 2007. In the winter of 20089, it launched a massive military offensive against this “entity” – operation “Cast Lead”. Despite a ban on foreign correspondents and humanitarian aid workers entering Gaza during this offensive, members of the International Solidarity Movement had managed to enter and were present in Gaza as the bombing began on December, 27th 2008. Together with two correspondents from Al Jazeera International (Ayman Mohyeldin and Sherine Tadros), these activists stayed in Gaza throughout the offensive, gaining access to hospitals, ambulances and homes to produce this harrowing firsthand account of the war.