Following on from the success of the Dig tour, earlier this year, Film Hub NI are pleased to announce that they are working with Wildcard Distribution to support a tour of new release Gaza. Bringing us to a unique place beyond the reach of television news reports, Gaza reveals a world rich with eloquent and resilient characters, offering us a cinematic and enriching portrait of a people attempting to lead meaningful lives against the rubble of perennial conflict.
Since its world premiere at the renowned Sundance Film Festival earlier this year Gaza has been selected for some of the top documentary and film festivals nationally and internationally including the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival where it picked up the Dublin Film Critics Circle Award for Best Documentary and the inaugural Docs Ireland festival in June where it was awarded the Pull Focus Award for Best New Irish Documentary. It is fitting that the film starts its NI Collective tour at Newcastle Community Cinema, as part of the Full Moon Festival.
The documentary is directed and produced by Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell for Real Films and Brendan J. Byrne (No Stone Unturned, Bobby Sands: 66 Days) for Fine Point Films alongside Paul Cadieux (P.S. Jerusalem, The Settlers)