From Under the Rubble 18+
To live and die in Gaza.
Following the Israel Defense Force’s invasion of Gaza in January 2009, the United Nations appointed an independent panel to investigate. The Goldstone Report accused both Israel and Hamas of war crimes. While the conclusion of the report has been hotly contested its content has not. This is a detailed personal account of one of the worst single incidents to be documented. Ten-year old Amal Samouni lost her father, brother and 48 members of her extended family. She spent three days trapped under the rubble before she was reunited with her mother. Now sixteen, Amal suffers daily from fifteen pieces of shrapnel imbedded in her head. Her shocking story is brought vividly to the screen in this powerful and affecting film from local director Anne Tsoulis that examines the sequence of events and the cost to those lives affected.
There will be a Q&A after the 7th October screening moderated by Luke Buckmaster.
Director Anne Tsoulis | Producer John Moore, Anne Tsoulis | Screenwriter Anne Tsoulis | Editor Ken Sallows, Ken Sallows, ASE | Composer Michael Darren | Cinematographer Fady Hanona, Ashraf Mashharawi
Adelaide-based filmmaker Anne Tsoulis has been a long-term screenwriter and script-editor for feature and TV drama. She was the script editor for the documentary Breaker Morant: The Retrial (2013) for the History Channel. She has been an assessor and reader for the SAFC, Screen Australia, Screen NSW and worked as an Investment Manager for the Australian Film Commission. Her first documentary as writer/director/producer, These Heathen Dreams, played at AFF 2015.