Traveling Festival
Special Screenings

Children of Gaza

Children of Gaza

(48 minutes) Palestine/UK

Saturday, 10/30, 7:00pm (Session XXV)

Director/Producer: Jezza Neumann


In January 2009 over 1300 Palestinians were killed in Gaza. Around 300 of them children. When the ceasefire was declared, BAFTA winning film-maker Jezza Neumann arrived to follow the lives of four children over the course of a year. Through their eyes, and in their words, Children of Gaza gives us a unique insight into the impact of war on vulnerable young minds. Despite the horrors they witnessed, Amal 9, Mahmoud and Omsyatte 12, and Ibraheem 11 still have hope and humor while living in the ruins of the Gaza Strip. Increasingly isolated by a blockade that prevents anyone from rebuilding their homes and their lives, Children of Gaza is a shocking, touching and uniquely intimate reflection on extraordinary courage in the face of great adversity.


Based in London, Jezza Neumann began his television career as a runner. He trained and filmed on various pilot projects for True Vision gaining his first broadcast camera credit with the film Eyes of a Child for BBC One. Since then he has filmed various international award-winning productions for Channel 4 and HBO. He specializes in the use of mini DV, using Cokin filters and the menus within the cameras to enhance the picture quality. In 2007, he won three BAFTA awards for his previous film for Channel 4, China's Stolen Children.

Contact Information:

True Vision Productions
49A Oxford Road South
Chiswick, London W4 3DD
United Kingdom
E-mail: niki@truvisiontv.com
Web site: www.childrenofgazafund.org

©2010 United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF)

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The 10 Conditions of Love
All At Sea
The Bicycle
Children of Gaza
Climate Refugees
The Constitution Project: Yick Wo and the Equal Protection Clause
Crossing Hispaniola: Stories on Statelessness and Migration
The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan
Dead End: Afghan Migrants
Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean
The Desert of Forbidden Art
Determined to Dance
Dreams Awake
Education on the Boat – Hope for Tomorrow
The First Kid to Learn English from Mexico
Home for Hawksbill
Home is Where You Find It
In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee
Killing in the Name
The Last Elephants in Thailand
Let's Make Money
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Mrs. Goundo's Daughter
New American Soldier
The Old Immigrant's Dance
Oliviero Toscani - The Rage of Images
Our Summer in Tehran
Prayers for Peace
Presumed Guilty
Queen of the Sun
Rabbit a la Berlin
Rapping in Tehran
Rescuing Emmanuel
Satellite Queens
Scientists under Attack -
Genetic Engineering in the Magnetic Field of Money
Secrets of the Tribe
Sing China!
Slaves - An Animated Documentary
Stinking Ship
Strange Birds in Paradise - A West Papuan Story
There Once Was an Island
Three Songs About Motherland
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Waliden, Children of Others
War and Love in Kabul
War Don Don
Which Way Home
Who Killed Chea Vichea?
Without Country
World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements