Scenes of the Occupation from Gaza

© Scenes of the Occupation from Gaza (Mustafa Abu Ali, 1973)

Scenes of the Occupation from Gaza

The footage in this rare film by legendary filmmaker Mustafa Abu Ali was shot by a French news team, after which Abu Ali edited it into one of the earliest films about the occupied territory in Gaza.

Abu Ali was one of the founders of the Palestine Film Unit, the first cinematic branch of the Palestine revolution. Scenes of the Occupation from Gaza was the only film produced by the Palestine Cinema Group, which became the Palestine Cinema Institute in 1974.

Condom Lead (2013) and Shujayya (2016) will also be screened. The short film programme is part of a wider film series entitled Unprovoked Narratives that highlights the beauty of Gaza and the people that live and survive there. Admission is free.

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