Due to high demand, a second screening of Gaza has now been added at 8:15pm. Tickets to the 6pm screening have sold out, but tickets to the 8:15pm screening are available.
“There are few places in the world that evoke such a strong visceral response as Gaza. It is somewhere that seems immediately familiar, known throughout the world from news flashes beamed onto our TV screens. Yet in truth we know almost nothing about this tiny strip of land on the shores of the Mediterranean.
“From the very beginning we wanted to address the disparity between perception and reality. Having spent years working on the ground, we knew that Gaza was so much more than its portrayal in the media. This unique and vibrant land, rich in culture and history, is home to a people who are oppressed and dehumanized but who are also resilient and strong, and who want nothing more than to live normal lives.
“How do you tell the story of such a place?”
– Directors Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell
Note: this is a benefit screening. All profits from ticket sales will be donated to Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP).
Post-screening Q&A with the Director
Garry Keane studied film at the London College of Communication and at the Irish National Film School, then worked as a director of photography in New York and London, before finally settling in Ireland, where he has been a documentary filmmaker for the last 25 years. In 2011, he set up Real Films and since then Keane’s documentaries have been nominated for 11 Irish Film & Television Academy Awards; of these, his films have won four, including two in the Best Director: TV category in 2013 and 2018. His most recent film In the Shadow of Beirut is Ireland’s official selection for the 2024 Oscars.