Monday, June 10, 2013

Cruelty of Israel's Cast Lead assault captured by new documentary

Boy leans against fence with destroyed homes in background
Where Should the Birds Fly shows the everyday injustices faced in Gaza.

EI 6 June by Daryl Meador -- Where Should the Birds Fly, the new documentary directed and narrated by Fida Qishta, begins with chilling footage of Israeli bulldozers destroying houses in Rafah in 2004. Qishta, a native of Rafah, the city in the south of the Gaza Strip, watched her parents' house of 30 years crumble under the bulldozers. As it was destroyed, her father told her and her family to leave and keep walking. "He feared if our eyes took in the sight, our hearts would be filled with hate," Qishta says. The young woman channeled the intense anger and frustration felt from this episode, and many others caused by the Israeli blockade, to create a touching film that reveals many of the daily injustices in Gaza.

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