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Directed by | Abed el Salam Shehada

Genre documentary  |  Length: 50mins  |  Year of production: 2006

Gaza director Abed El Salam Shehada, follows the story of the Abu Maher family, separated for decades by Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip. With the 2005 Israeli disengagement from Gaza, he documented the withdrawal and its aftermath, revealing how Israel may have evacuated its settlements, but Gaza remains closed and sequestered from world beyond it.

�The film is a state of joy: another kind of tears I'm not familiar with. I cried like a child and felt the glee of pride and consciousness. For the first time in my life, I unified with the free world and Gaza reassumed its geographical existence on the continent. But this happiness didn't last long. Checkpoints were dismantled and settlements were destroyed. But Gaza disappeared once again behind an endless circular fence.�
Abed El Salam Shehada