films – Cinema Akil


Gaza: A Play Before The Bombs + Waiting for Gaza
DIRECTED BY
Roger Hill & Guillaume Kozakiewiez
| PG | | 87 | Arabic, French

Dir: Roger Hill

2021 | PG | Short Documentary | Arabic with English subtitles | 13’

Set in the al-Mishal Cultural Center in Gaza before it was destroyed by an Israeli air strike on August 9, 2018 and filmed over a 4 year period. The film follows Abeer Ahmed, a young woman growing up in the Jabaliya Refugee Camp as she and the other members of her cast and crew prepare to put on a play. 

 

Waiting for Gaza

Dir: Guillaume Kozakiewiez

2020 | PG | Documentary | Arabic, French with English subtitles | 74’

Five years after their Cannes selection, the twins Arab and Tarzan Abu Nasser prepare their second feature film. Exiled in Paris, they confine themselves in their 82 ft2 studio where they recreate a mental Palestine.