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Films focused on the Gaza Strip

Dispatches: The Killing Zone, Produced by Rodrigo Vasquez, Released 2006

Running time 49 minutes

In this report for Britain's Channel 4, reporter Sandra Jordan and producer Rodrigo Vasquez face gunfire and tear gas within hours of arriving at a memorial service for Rachel Corrie, the peace activist crushed by an army bulldozer two days before.

The Dispatches team reveals what life is really like in a war zone. They capture on film the aftermath of an Israeli missile attack that assassinates a leader of the deadly Hamas group. Children playing in the street nearby are killed or have limbs blown off. Jordan and Vasquez film the impact of an attack in which Israeli troops fire shells that explode in mid air above densely populated areas and spray thousands of razor sharp darts in a wide arc. The team also encounters sniper fire from Israeli watchtowers, and endures tank shelling alongside a class of cowering school children.

Available for free at http://freedocumentaries.org/film.php?id=106

Erased - Wiped off the Map, Produced by C.I. Comunicion

Running time 8 minutes

This documentary, filmed inside Gaza during the Israeli siege, shows the human cost of the violent attack. It offers witness to the frequent bombing of schools, markets, United Nations buildings, and densely populated city centers that terrorized the Palestinian civilian population. Through exposure of the many casualties, including women and children, this video captures the terrible emotions experienced during the attack.

Available for free at http://www.wipeoffthemap.com/erased_english.html

Tunnel Trade, by Laila El-Haddad and Saeed Taji Farouky, Released 2007
Two part series, total running time 22 minutes total
Everything moves through Rafah's tunnels: from cigarettes and medicine to cash and people. But the residents have also suffered enormously. Israeli operations to destroy the tunnels have demolished thousands of homes over the past seven years. Israel's main concern with the tunnels is the smuggling of weapons to armed Palestinian groups. But for the smugglers themselves, there is far more to the tunnel trade than politics and arms smuggling. It is a vast enterprise, and pays five times an average annual Gaza salary in one month. People & Power investigates one of the most lucrative businesses in Palestine.

Young Freud in Gaza, by Pe Holmquist and Suzanne Khardalian, Released 2009

2 part series, total running time 58 minutes

Young Freud in Gaza profiles Ayed, a young psychotherapist for the Palestinian Authority's Clinic for Mental Health, and shows his consultations with a variety of patients, both male and female, adults and children, in his office and during house calls, providing therapy or prescribing medication for depression, stress, anxiety attacks and suicidal tendencies. Filmed during 2006-2008, against the violent backdrop of armed clashes between Hamas and Fatah factions, Israeli missile attacks and the constant overhead presence of a surveillance dirigible, the film shows Ayed training young wives and mothers in deep-breathing exercises to calm anxiety, counseling maimed Hamas and Fatah militants in meditation techniques, and leading children in group therapy sessions in which they discuss their reaction to the death of siblings and draw pictures to cope with their emotions.

Part 1 available for free at http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/witness/2009/03/2009319727715344.html

Part 2 available for free at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3FRSfB9BHU