Summer Film Series 2018 – “Killing Gaza”

Saturday | June 9 | 6:00 p.m.
* A very light snack will be served at 5:30 p.m.
** This series is co-sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.
*** Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen will be present to answer questions from the audience.

In this film, independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen capture the assault on Gaza during the 2014 war and chronicle its horrific aftermath. Their camera wades through the rubble of Gaza’s destroyed border regions, focusing on the survivors of the slaughter and their stories. In the weeks and months following, we see the daily struggles of the people of Gaza as they suffer through one of the worst winters in recorded history, and then weather the sweltering summer heat without electricity and–in many cases–without homes.

Not only does this film give voice to the pain of a people under siege, but it also highlights their acts of creative resistance–such as painting, break-dancing, and literature–that allow them to maintain their humanity in the face of deprivation and war. Besides documenting Palestinian resilience and suffering, Killing Gaza also documents the war crimes committed by the Israeli military through direct testimony and evidence from the survivors, delivered often just days after escaping indiscriminate shelling, bombings and summary executions. US, Palestine | 2017, 96 min. 

To read more about the film click here. To watch trailers click here.
Max Blumenthal – Director/Writer – is a senior editor of the Grayzone Project at AlterNet, and the award-winning author of Goliath, Republican Gomorrah, and The 51 Day War.
Dan Cohen – Cinematographer/Editor – is a journalist and filmmaker.