20 Jan 2011
18 January 2011 marked the second anniversary of the end of Israel’s assault on Gaza, Operation Cast Lead, that killed 1,390 Palestinians, including 318 children.
One Family in Gaza is a short film that tells the story of the Awajah family. Kamal and Wafaa Awaja lost their home and a son during Israel's assault on Gaza. They describe the day their lives were unalterably changed, their hopes for the future and how they try to heal the trauma of their surviving children.
One Family in Gaza was made by Jen Marlowe, a filmmaker who spent a few days living with the Awaja family in their tent.
Editor's Note: You might also be interested in watching this Democracy Now interview with Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, the Hebrew-speaking Palestinian gynecologist who worked in an Israeli hospital. He lost three daughters and a niece when his home was shelled by Israeli forces two days before the cease fire ended the assault on Gaza. Abuelaish has just finished writing the book, I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity.