From Under the Rubble 18+

Documentary | Feature
Director  Anne Tsoulis
Australia | 85 mins | 2017
Arabic, English with Yes subtitles

World Premiere

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