Filmed during the height of the Great March of Return, this documentary features riveting, exclusive footage of the protests. A collaboration of Gaza journalists worked remotely with the American director to produce the film, as Israel had blocked her entry into Gaza. The documentary tells the story of Gaza past and present, showing rare archival footage that explains the history never acknowledged by mass media. Heard on the film are the victims of the ongoing conflict, including journalists, medics and the family of internationally-acclaimed paramedic, Razan al-Najjar. At its core, Gaza Fights For Freedom is a thorough indictment of the Israeli military for war crimes, and a stunning cinematic portrayal of Palestinian resistance.
This event is co-sponsored by American Friends Service Committee
Join the Q&A discussion with:
Abby Martin – Director, journalist, and host of The Empire Files
Issam Adwan – Journalist and Gaza Project Manager, We Are Not Numbers
Jehad Abusalim (moderator) – Education and Policy Associate, Palestine Activism Program of American Friends Service Committee
Register to watch film and participate here: tinyurl.com/VFHLjuly2021
Watch the Trailer here:tinyurl.com/FreedomTrailer