Death in Gaza

“We’re trying to understand how people learn to hate so deeply that they’re prepared to die in order to kill, so we’re looking for the next generation, the children who will make either peace or war.”

This poignant and powerful documentary takes a shocking, first-hand look at the culture of hate that permeates the West Bank and Gaza, and which continues to escalate the perennial violence pitting Palestinians against Israelis. Starting out in the city of Nablus (where as many as 80 percent of suicide bombing plots are planned), James Miller and Saira Shah ended up in the Gaza town of Rafah, one of the most dangerous cities in this volatile region. There they spent several weeks focusing on the activities of three Palestinian children – two 12-year-old boys and a 16-year-old girl – who have grown up surrounded by messages of hate against Israel (whose military presence in their town is a constant), and taught that the greatest glory is to die a martyr. The film ends on a day like many other days in Rafah, with death – except that on this day, the fallen victim happens to be the man making this film. (Excerpt from main website)

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