Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell, Ireland | Canada | Palestine, 2019, 92 min, in Arabic and English with English Subtitles
Winner, Best Documentary, Dublin International Film Festival; Nominated, Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival

Sunday, 3 November 2019, 2:00 PM, Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario

Gaza brings us into a unique place beyond the reach of television news reports to reveal 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.

Gaza brings together an eloquent, resilient and courageous group of souls, whose struggle, resilience and sense of family goes to the very heart of humanity…a people whose lives are shaped by conflict but not defined by it.

“It’s gorgeously shot. It’s undeniably powerful and eye-opening. It also has some blindspots that frustrate me, but may or may not frustrate other people. ”

— Daniel Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter





Please note that this feature film screening will be preceded by the screening of the short film Aziza.

Soudade Kaadan, , Lebanon | Syria, 2019, 13 min, in Arabic with English subtitles
Winner, Grand Jury Prize for Short Film, Sundance FF; Nominated, Best Short Film, Moscow FF, Chicago IFF, Dallas IFF
Canadian Premiere

Ayman, a Syrian refugee in Lebanon, teaching his wife how to drive his car, the only thing left for him from his country. The lesson takes a wrong turn into madness and nostalgia.