Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 11:09:44 -0800 (PST)
Subject: gaza strip

dear friends,

last night at NYU i went to see a documentary called "gaza strip". i just bought the DVD for $36 at the site mentioned below (curiously, amazon.com doesn't sell it). this documentary offers insight such as i have found only once before, in another documentary called "palestine, palestine" (which unfortunately i have not been able to find anywhere since seeing it). judging by the tears and silences in the theatre last night, i don't think i'm alone in thinking this is an important and moving work of art. if you would like to borrow the DVD, let me know. if you would like to purchase the film, see the links below. also, as you'll find in the links below, it is being shown in various parts of the world in the coming weeks (san francisco, vermont, florence, boston, DC). blockbuster will probably never carry it, unfortunately.

at one point in the film i was reminded of anne frank's diary.


"gaza strip" website
arab film distribution (the website that sells the film)
director/producer james longley's description of the film
and, while i'm at it, some photos from iraq

last updated: 11.08.2002